Easing Tax-Free Shopping for
North Americans in Ireland

The new Horizon Card from Kerry-based FEXCO.

By Irish America Staff
October / November 2014

A new card developed by FEXCO, a top finance company headquartered in Killorglin, Co. Kerry since 1981, aims to ease the burden placed on U.S. and Canadian tourists in Ireland when trying to reclaim the tax on purchases made while on vacation.

The so-called Horizon card in fact removes the need to reclaim taxes at all. Instead, customers register their card online, present it when making a purchase, and the charged price will automatically exclude Irish taxes.

“Ireland is a very popular destination for tourists from the US and Canada,” said Danielle Maloney, FEXCO’s head of Tax Free Shopping. “The US in particular is the largest non-EU market for tourism and we believe it is important that tourists are aware of the savings they can make on purchases when they are on vacation here.”

The emphasis on spreading the word about FEXCO’s Horizon card came after the appointment of Annalise Stack to the role of business development manager for North America and Canada. Stack, whose appointment was announced in April, has worked extensively in the travel industry in the U.S. and brings a new perspective to the 30-year-old Killorglin company.

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