Parishes criticise Govt ‘mean spirited’ tax on Church candles

Parishes criticise Govt ‘mean spirited’ tax on Church candles
The Government’s decision to apply VAT to devotional candles used for personal prayer is “mean spirited” and will have a significant effect on churches that have struggled during the pandemic, parishes have warned. Msgr John Byrne of Portlaoise parish called the timing “really unfortunate”, as parishioners are facing unprecedented rises in the cost of living…
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