Carbon tax

Introduction

In 2010 a carbon tax was introduced in Ireland. The carbon tax applies to kerosene, marked gas oil, liquid petroleum gas, fuel oil, natural gas and solid fuels.

The rate of carbon tax from 1 May 2013 to 1 May 2014 was based on a charge of €10 per tonne of CO2 emitted by the fuel concerned. The rate increased to €20 per tonne with effect from 1 May 2014.

Budget 2021

It was announced in Budget 2021 that the carbon tax on fuel will increase by €7.50 from €26 per tonne to €33.50 per tonne. The increase will apply to auto fuels from midnight on 13 October 2020 and to solid fuels from May 2021.

Page edited: 14 October 2020