Written Answers. - Tax Code.

Wednesday, 10 December 2003

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 576 No. 6

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  132.  Mr. F. McGrath  Information on Finian McGrath  Zoom on Finian McGrath   asked the Minister for Finance  Information on Charlie McCreevy  Zoom on Charlie McCreevy   the position regarding election accounts and personal taxation of members of Dáil Éireann. [30220/03]

Minister for Finance (Mr. McCreevy): Information on Charlie McCreevy  Zoom on Charlie McCreevy  Candidates at a Dáil election are required under section 36 of the Electoral Act 1997 to furnish a statement in relation to their election expenses to the Standards in Public Offices Commission within 56 days of polling day. There is no requirement under the Electoral Act to furnish a copy to the Revenue Commissioners. The statements furnished by candidates are available for public inspection as set out in section 73 of the Act and are laid before the Oireachtas section 37.

The personal taxation position of a Deputy is a matter between the Deputy and the Revenue Commissioners.

  133.  Mr. N. O'Keeffe  Information on Ned O'Keeffe  Zoom on Ned O'Keeffe   asked the Minister for Finance  Information on Charlie McCreevy  Zoom on Charlie McCreevy   the progress which has been made by the Office of the Revenue Commissioners regarding the alleged failure by a company to issue a P45 to a person (details supplied) in County Cork. [30223/03]

Minister for Finance (Mr. McCreevy): Information on Charlie McCreevy  Zoom on Charlie McCreevy  The Revenue Commissioners have confirmed to me that the alleged failure referred to by the Deputy is being investigated by their Cork office. The Deputy will appreciate that any action to be taken in respect of alleged non-compliance with [1600]tax legislation is a matter for Revenue. He will also appreciate that due to confidentiality constraints, I am unable to provide any specific details of the action taken so far in this matter.


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