We have registered all of our businesses for the Government Stay and Spend scheme. Taxpayers will be able to claim back 20% of their food spent at our registered locations, as a tax credit – with some exceptions.

What is the Stay and Spend scheme?

The Government Stay and Spend scheme aims to encourage people to stay in Ireland over the autumn, winter and spring months – and to spend money in the hospitality sector.

The scheme will operate from 1 October until 30 April 2021.

How much money will I save?

You can claim back 20% of your bill from a restaurant, pub, hotel, B&B and other qualifying businesses. The maximum amount an individual can claim back is €125, which would be a total spend of €625 between now and next April.

This amount will be doubled for jointly assessed couples, who can receive a credit up to €250, which would be a total spend of €1,250. You must spend at least €25 in each transaction to qualify for a tax credit.

Can I spend my money on anything?

No, alcoholic drinks or drinks ordered without food do not qualify for the credit. Take-away orders are also not included.

How do I claim the tax credit?

You must submit your receipts for any qualifying expenditure to Revenue when making a claim. The easiest way to do this by using the free Revenue Receipts Tracker App which allows you to upload images of your receipts to Revenue, so you can manage your receipts on the go.

You will then have to log the name of the business that provided the service and how much you spent. If you don’t have a smartphone, you can make the claim to revenue either online or by post.