Written Answers - Tax Code

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 725 No. 2
Unrevised

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  137.  Deputy Michael Creed  Information on Michael Creed  Zoom on Michael Creed   asked the Minister for Health and Children  Information on Mary Harney  Zoom on Mary Harney   if the universal social charge will be an allowable expense when calculating entitlement to a medical card, in view of the fact that medical card holders were exempt from the income levy; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47531/10]

Minister for Health and Children (Deputy Mary Harney): Information on Mary Harney  Zoom on Mary Harney  My colleague Mr Brian Lenihan, Minister for Finance has advised that there will be no exemption for medical card holders from the Universal Social Charge (USC). However, all Social Welfare Payments will be exempt from the Charge. The situation is that most medical card holders are in receipt of social welfare payments. Those payment will not be subject to the Universal Social Charge. However, where a medical card holder has other income, that will be subject to USC.


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