Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Questions (86)

Joe Higgins

Question:

90 Deputy Joe Higgins asked the Minister for Finance if he will provide a break down of the wages paid to employees in companies in Ireland's International Financial Services Centre by income band, €0 to €20,000; €20,001 to €30,000; €30,001 to €40,000; €40,001 to €50,000; €50,001 to €60,000; €60,001 to €70,000; €70,001 to €80,000; €80,001 to €90,000; €90,001 to €100,000; €100,001 to €125,000; €125,001 to €150,000; €150,001 to €175,000; €175,001 to €200,000; and more than €200,000. [34620/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Finance)

I am informed by the Revenue Commissioners that the information requested by the Deputy is not readily available and either could not be identified or could not be identified without conducting an extensive investigation of the Revenue Commissioners' records. Even if the information in question was available, the Commissioners' would be concerned that that their obligation to observe confidentiality for taxpayers and small groups of taxpayers might preclude them from providing it.