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Stay & Spend Government Scheme

We here at the Lady Gregory Hotel we are delighted to take part and are registered for the Revenue Commissions Stay and Spend Tax Credits Scheme which will provide a maximum of €125 in income tax credits to tax-payers who spend up to €625 in our restaurant, pubs, hotels guestroom from Autumn 2020 through to Spring 2021, including over the Christmas period.

The period during which qualifying expenditure may be incurred runs from 1 October 2020 to 30 April 2021. The maximum €125 tax credit is to cover tax years 2020 and 2021 – it is not €125 per tax year.

Any expenditure up to Dec 31st 2020 can be claimed on 2020 tax returns Expenditure from Jan 1st 2021 to April 30th 2021 will need to be claimed on 2021 tax returns.

The minimum spend per transaction is €25 – For example;

A €100 spend will qualify for a €20 tax credit.
A €300 spend will qualify for a €60 tax credit
A €625 spend (or greater) will qualify for the maximum €125 tax credit.

A couple could claim a €250 tax credit on a spend of €1250. But if they are assessed separately for tax they will need to split the payments and submit separate claims and receipts.

Food and non-alcoholic drinks 

Food and drinks served in our restaurant, hotel or pub can also qualify for relief.

The following expenses do not apply:

  • Takeaway food
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Drinks (either alcoholic or non-alcoholic) served without food
  • Amounts below €25

How to Claim 

The quickest and easiest way for taxpayers to submit their receipt and details of expenditure incurred will be through the new revenue Receipts Tracker App. The Receipts Tracker service is also available through my Account for taxpayers using desktop or laptop computers.

Download the Revenue Receipts Tracker App. This replaces the existing Revenue App.

Login using either ROS or myAccount login details to access the App.

If taxpayers choose to sync their receipts, this will assist them in the completion of their annual income tax return.

This recommended as taxpayers will therefore not be required to retain paper copies of their receipts in these circumstances, as Revenue will store a digital copy securely for later use when the taxpayer is completing the annual tax return.

Taxpayers can record details of any qualifying expenditure as soon as they have incurred it. Where a bill for qualifying expenditure has been split between two or more people, each taxpayer should only record the share of the bill which they have paid for.

Taxpayers should select “Stay and Spend” from the list of categories available

Choose what type of service(s) they received from the three options available: accommodation, accommodation and food or food

Input the name of the business that provided the service, date and expenditure incurred.

Click Add image and upload a copy of the receipt

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