Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Questions (107)

Pearse Doherty

Question:

111 Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Finance the amount of revenue raised by the State on a litre of petrol priced at 136c per litre and a litre of diesel priced at 143c per litre; and if he will provide a breakdown of the revenue raised by revenue type, that is VAT v excise; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35075/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Finance)

I am advised by the Revenue Commissioners that the Mineral Oil Tax and VAT content of a litre of Petrol and Diesel, based on the stated prices are as follows:

Commodity

Price per Litre

Mineral Oil Tax Content

VAT Content

Total Tax Content

1 Litre

(Cent)

(Cent)

(Cent)

(Cent)

Petrol

136

58.771

25.431

84.202

Diesel

143

47.902

26.740

74.642

The Mineral Oil Tax and VAT content of a litre of Petrol and Diesel, based on today's average prices are as follows:

Commodity

Price per Litre

Mineral Oil Tax Content

VAT Content

Total Tax Content

1 Litre

(Cent)

(Cent)

(Cent)

(Cent)

Petrol

159.9

58.771

29.900

88.671

Diesel

149.9

47.902

28.030

75.932