Written Answers. - Income Thresholds.

Tuesday, 26 November 2002

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 558 No. 1

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  207.  Mr. P. McGrath  Information on Paul McGrath  Zoom on Paul McGrath   asked the Minister for Finance  Information on Charlie McCreevy  Zoom on Charlie McCreevy   the number of PAYE taxpayers in a number of income thresholds (details supplied) or nearest equivalent, in each of the past five years. [23407/02]

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  211.  Mr. P. McGrath  Information on Paul McGrath  Zoom on Paul McGrath   asked the Minister for Finance  Information on Charlie McCreevy  Zoom on Charlie McCreevy   the number of self-employed taxpayers in a number of income thresholds (details supplied) or nearest equivalent, in each of the past five years. [23540/02]

Minister for Finance (Mr. McCreevy): Information on Charlie McCreevy  Zoom on Charlie McCreevy  I propose to take Questions Nos. 207 and 211 together.

It is assumed that what the Deputy requires is the number of PAYE and self-employed income earners on the income tax record in the ranges of income specified for each of the past five years. I am informed by the Revenue Commissioners that the information requested by the Deputy is as follows:

Range of Gross 1998-99 1999-00 2000-01 2001 2002
Income €
€1-€10,000 455,678 454,161 437,509 422,818 405,625
€10,001-€20,000 399,217 414,034 406,984 393,003 368,823
€20,001-€30,000 224,271 250,650 284,585 301,821 309,889
€30,001-€40,000 127,593 143,155 163,142 182,182 196,572
€40,001-€50,000 66,226 77,800 101,342 116,021 123,394
€50,001-€60,000 34,397 41,473 54,237 65,370 78,769
€60,001-€70,000 18,790 23,380 32,485 38,904 47,280
€70,001-€80,000 10,631 13,938 19,656 26,131 30,033
€80,001-€100,000 8,921 12,253 23,341 30,279 33,518
€100,001-€125,000 4,234 5,799 8,450 11,523 18,671
€125,001-€150,000 2,017 2,598 4,007 4,243 5,253
€150,000-€200,000 1,980 2,476 3,431 5,045 5,580
Over €200,000 2,200 2,915 5,431 5,958 7,192

Range of Gross 1998-99 1999-00 2000-01 2001 2002
Income €
€1-€10,000 46,965 43,636 51,271 48,491 46,546
€10,001-€20,000 51,040 49,296 59,239 58,260 54,663
€20,001-€30,000 28,265 30,027 36,672 39,686 40,611
€30,001-€40,000 16,263 17,387 22,791 26,037 27,065
€40,001-€50,000 9,451 10,611 15,268 16,287 16,575
€50,001-€60,000 5,596 6,468 8,533 11,351 13,512
€60,001-€70,000 3,569 4,217 5,840 6,746 7,885
€70,001-€80,000 2,562 2,868 3,887 4,885 4,815
€80,001-€100,000 3,169 3,711 4,466 6,673 6,540
€100,001-€125,000 2,263 2,569 3,626 4,063 4,956
€125,001-€150,000 1,404 1,614 2,483 2,055 2,697
€150,000-€200,000 1,450 1,669 2,177 3,536 3,701
Over €200,000 2,504 2,831 4,146 4,631 5,434

Notes:

(1) A married couple who has elected or has deemed to have elected for joint assessment is counted as one tax unit.

(2) The figures for 2000-01 onwards are projected estimates and are subject to revision.

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