ClarinetFest® 2024

ClarinetFest® 2024 will take place in Dublin, Ireland, July 31–August 4. The Artistic Leadership Team of Jason Alder, Peter Cigleris, and Sarah Watts is programming a festival where “Every Clarinetist is Connected.”

ClarinetFest® 2024 will be held at the Dublin Convention Centre, easily accessible from the Dublin Airport. This conference site will provide ample space for events and exhibits all in one convenient central location. The ICA will be offering ClarinetFest® 2024 attendees discounted price points for local hotels. The conference center is in the heart of Dublin on the river Liffey, within walking distance of major cultural attractions including Trinity College (home of the Book of Kells), Dublin Castle, National Gallery of Ireland, the National Concert Hall, shopping areas such as Grafton Street, and of course, lots of great pubs.

ClarinetFest® 2024 Early Adult Registration is now open!

Early registration discount pricing is available until March 1, 2024, so make sure to take advantage of the discounted rate before the price increases!

Early Adult Registration – $225 + Ireland VAT Tax 23%
Early Collegiate Student/Military/Senior Registration – $175 + Ireland VAT Tax 23%

Adult Single Day – $100 + Ireland VAT Tax 23%
Collegiate/Military/Senior Single Day – $80 + Ireland VAT Tax 23%

After March 1, 2024 

General Adult Registration – $275 + Ireland VAT Tax 23%
Collegiate Student/Military/Senior Registration – $200 + Ireland VAT Tax 23%

Onsite July 31-August 4, 2024

Adult Onsite Registration – $300 + Ireland VAT Tax 23%
Collegiate Student/Military/Senior Onsite Registration – $225 + Ireland VAT Tax 23%

Ireland VAT Tax FAQ

You are paying a Value Added Tax (VAT) on the registration fee because it is required by the laws and regulations of the European Union and its Member States. They establish that VAT must be paid on the registration fees in the country where the meeting is held.

All companies from the European Union and from Non-European countries can claim back the Irish VAT. Indeed, no reciprocity agreements are signed by the country of Ireland. Ireland will refund VAT to taxable persons established in any third country. 

To recover the VAT you must provide the details of your company – name, address, VAT number or Tax ID – for all expense invoices and submit all original documentation to your company for its processing. 

Pay attention the VAT refund is not accepted on certain expenses like entertainment expenses, petrol, food, drink, accommodation or other personal services, but also in case of incorrect VAT invoices, non-business supplies or a supplies used or to be used to make supplies in the Ireland.

  1. EU Companies

EU companies must contact the Tax Administration of their own country for instructions regarding the conditions and process to follow for reclaiming the Irish VAT. There are also minimum VAT amounts that must be met. 

For the refund applications for one to three quarters by an EU company the minimum amount is EUR 400. If the refund application relates to a refund period of a calendar year or the remainder of a calendar year, the amount of VAT may not be less than EUR 50. 

      2. Non-European Companies

The Non-European companies make their application with form VAT 60OEC (Link of the Tax Administration website, please click on Form VAT 60OEC in the list).  They must fill in the form in English, using block capitals, and send it with the originals of all invoices included in the application to:

Office of the Revenue Commissioners,
Collector-General’s Division,
Ground Floor,
Sarsfield House,
Francis Street,
Limerick.

There are also minimum VAT amounts that must be met. The total amount of VAT claimed must not be less than €400 if the claim is for a period of at least 3 months but not more than a calendar year and not less than €50 if the claim is for a period less than 3 months, provided this is all that remains of the calendar year.

Pay attention the application for VAT refund must be supported by the Certification that the applicant is a taxable person registered for VAT or similar taxes issued by the tax authority from the country of his establishment.

CLARINETFEST® 2024 CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Applications for proposal submissions have closed. The Artistic Team will be in touch later this year.

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