McCreevy, Charlie

Tuesday, 26 November 2002

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 558 No. 1

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Written Answers. - Flood Relief.

Was asked: if all residents on Richmond Road, Dublin 3, will get the maximum support, financial assistance and guidance following their recent flooding crisis; if they will get maximum compensation; and if plans...More Button

Written Answers. - Disabled Drivers.

Was asked: if the report in relation to the disabled drivers tax concessions 1994, being concluded will cover cases such as the one referred to (details supplied); if such situations will be covered by the new r...More Button

It is a fundamental requirement for relief under the disabled drivers' and disabled passengers' tax concessions scheme that an applicant must meet the specified medical criteria and be in possession o...More Button

Written Answers. - Tax Allowances.

Was asked: his plans to introduce a tax allowance for cohabiting couples, similar to the married allowance, which would allow one person who is work ing to claim the tax credit of their partner who is not workin...More Button

I have no plans at the present time to introduce a tax credit along the lines suggested by the Deputy. The position is that there are no special tax credits or methods of assessment for unmarried coup...More Button

Written Answers. - Budget Submissions.

Was asked: the action he proposes in respect of the pre-budget submission by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I have received the Society of St. Vincent de Paul's pre- budget submission. Its contents will be considered in the context of the forthcoming budget and Finance Bill.More Button

Written Answers. - Flood Relief.

Was asked: the reason ongoing contact was not maintained with a hotel (details supplied) in County Kilkenny relative to the flood relief scheme; the reason correspondence from representatives of the hotel was no...More Button

Written Answers. - Tax Reliefs.

Was asked: if EU Commission approval has been forthcoming for the extension of the relief under section 62 of the Finance Act, 1998, for corporate investment in certain renewable energy projects; and if not, the...More Button

The tax relief referred to by the Deputy is a support measure additional to the primary instrument, the alternative energy requirement or AER programme, to support the building of new qualifying renew...More Button

Written Answers. - Decentralisation Programme.

Was asked: if there are plans to locate further Government offices in Tallaght, Dublin 24; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

An Agreed Programme for Government states that the progressive decentralisation of Government offices and agencies will be moved forward taking the national spatial strategy into account. I will be re...More Button

Written Answers. - Flood Relief.

Was asked: if the study of the Tolka River which was promised for autumn 2002 is completed; the findings of same; if it has identified the causes of the flooding; the possible options for alleviating this; the c...More Button

Written Answers. - Tax Exemptions.

Was asked: if he will allow the Arts Council to determine an art form for the purposes of qualifying for the artist's tax exemption; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

As indicated to the Deputy in my reply to him on the artist's exemption on Wednesday, 20 November 2002, Question No. 107, determinations of artistic works are made by the Revenue Commissioners, under ...More Button

Written Answers. - Tax Code.

Was asked: the annual percentage of taxpayers who paid income tax at the higher rate in each of the past ten years; and the estimated figure for the current tax year.More Button

Was asked: the annual percentage of workers who were tax exempt in each of the past ten years.More Button

Was asked: the annual percentage of taxpayers who paid income tax at the lower rate in each of the past ten years.More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 202 to 204, inclusive, together. It is assumed that what the Deputy requires is the number in each category as a percentage of total income earners on the tax record. ...More Button

Written Answers. - Tax Allowances.

Was asked: the number of self-employed taxpayers who were tax exempt, paid only at the lower rate and paid at the top rate, in each of the past ten years; and if he will give these figures as percentages of the ...More Button

It is assumed that what the Deputy requires is the number in each category as a percentage of all self-employed income earners on the tax record. I am advised by the Revenue Commissioners that the inf...More Button

Was asked: the total amount of income tax paid by a double income family with total gross pay of ?56,000 and a single income family with total gross pay of ?56,000 in the tax year 2002, assuming no dependent chi...More Button

It is not possible to give a precise answer on the basis of the question put by the Deputy as the tax paid would depend on the actual split of income between the spouses and their entitlement to tax c...More Button

Written Answers. - Income Thresholds.

Was asked: the number of PAYE taxpayers in a number of income thresholds (details supplied) or nearest equivalent, in each of the past five years.More Button

Was asked: the number of self-employed taxpayers in a number of income thresholds (details supplied) or nearest equivalent, in each of the past five years.More Button

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 inco...More Button

Written Answers. - Tax Allowances.

Was asked: the amount of income tax and PRSI payable by a single PAYE worker in each of the past five years where gross income in each year was an amount (details supplied), assuming only personal and PRSI allow...More Button

The information requested by the Deputy is as follows: Income Tax* and PRSI** payable by a single PAYE worker, 1998-2002.More Button

Was asked: the number of taxpayers in the PAYE sector and self-employed who availed, per annum of the home caring spouse tax allowance since this tax relief was first introduced.More Button

I am informed by the Revenue Commissioners that the relevant information available at this stage is in respect of PAYE taxpayers claiming the home carer's tax allowance and the position as at 29 Octob...More Button

Written Answers. - Pension Provisions.

Was asked: if the component of the pension scheme which came into force in 1984 for staff employed under the secretarial assistance scheme for Deputies and Senators, comprising a lump sum on retirement is an ent...More Button

The superannuation scheme for officers employed under the scheme for the provision of secretarial assistance for members of Dáil Éireann who are not office holders provides for the immediate payment o...More Button

Written Answers. - Tax Allowances.

Was asked: if a P21 will be issued to a person (details supplied) in County Cork.More Button

I am informed by the Revenue Commissioners that arrangements have been made to issue a P21, PAYE balancing statement to the taxpayer.More Button

Written Answers. - Tax Reliefs.

Was asked: if the relief that was available under section 598 of the Tax Consolidation Acts to farmers participating in the 1992 early retirement scheme will be available to farmers participating in the 2000 ret...More Button

Section 598 of the Taxes Consolidation Act, 1997, provides for retirement relief for farmers from capital gains tax in respect of gains arising on the disposal of the farm, subject to certain conditio...More Button

Written Answers. - Taxpayer Statistics.

Was asked: the proportion of PAYE taxpayers and taxpayers other than PAYE taxpayers who are earning under ?13,000 per annum, under ?17,650 per annum, under ?26,000 per annum, under ?38,740 per annum, under ?50,0...More Button

It is assumed that what the Deputy requires is the proportion of PAYE and self-employed income earners in the ranges of income specified as determined by reference to the income tax record. I am advis...More Button

Written Answers. - Stamp Duty.

Was asked: if he will consider aligning dates for stamp duty exemption for qualifying young farmers with those applied by the Department of Agriculture and Food following recent changes; and if he will make a st...More Button

The exemption the Deputy is referring to is a relief known as young trained farmers relief. This relief was introduced by section 112 of the Finance Act, 1994, which provided for a two-thirds reductio...More Button

Written Answers. - Flood Relief.

Was asked: the person responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the River Barrow, in particular, the section from Graiguecullen, Carlow, to Leighlinbridge; if his Department's attention has been drawn to the...More Button


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