Written Answers - Tax Code.

Thursday, 11 December 2008

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 670 No. 3

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  63.  Deputy David Stanton  Information on David Stanton  Zoom on David Stanton   asked the Minister for Finance  Information on Brian Joseph Lenihan  Zoom on Brian Joseph Lenihan   the number of people availing of the rent-a-room tax relief; the cost to the State of this relief in 2006, 2007 and 2008; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45322/08]

Minister for Finance (Deputy Brian Lenihan): Information on Brian Joseph Lenihan  Zoom on Brian Joseph Lenihan  I am informed by the Revenue Commissioners that the most recent year for which the necessary detailed statistical information is available in relation to the Rent-a-Room Scheme is the income tax year 2005. In that year, an estimated 2,820 claimants availed of the tax exemption at an estimated cost to the Exchequer of €3.3 million.


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