What is the Carbon Tax?

The carbon tax is a Government tax which was introduced in the 2010 Budget. It applies to all CO2 emission sources. The carbon tax has been levied on natural gas customers since the 1st May 2010.

In fact, all suppliers of natural gas in Ireland must levy the carbon tax charge on their customers. Full details can be found on

What is the rate of Carbon Tax?

Since 1st May 2012, the rate that appears on your bill is €0.606 per kWh.

Is the Carbon Tax subject to VAT?

Yes, carbon tax is subject to a VAT rate of 13.5%.

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