Written Answers - Tax Code.

Thursday, 11 December 2008

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 670 No. 3

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  50.  Deputy Emmet Stagg  Information on Emmet Stagg  Zoom on Emmet Stagg   asked the Minister for Finance  Information on Brian Joseph Lenihan  Zoom on Brian Joseph Lenihan   his views on allowing tax relief at the marginal rate, or other appropriate financial supports, on charges for IVF treatment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45368/08]

Minister for Finance (Deputy Brian Lenihan): Information on Brian Joseph Lenihan  Zoom on Brian Joseph Lenihan  The position is that health expenses relief will be granted at the standard rate only in respect of expenses incurred from 1 January 2009 with the exception of nursing home expenses which will continue to be granted at the marginal rate.

Issues relating to financial support for health care are a matter in the first instance for the Minister for Health and Children.


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