Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Questions (274)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

274. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Finance the correct amount of tax liability outstanding in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; if an investigation will be carried out as to whether bank drafts submitted in 2003 were offset against any tax liability in this person's case; if a payment history will be provided in this instance in respect of payments made off any tax liability; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8645/13]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

I am informed by Revenue that the person in question has an outstanding tax liability of €9,047. The person is meeting these liabilities by way of a ‘longer term’ phased payment arrangement since July 2010 and is to date fully compliant with the terms of that arrangement. The arrangement was agreed between the person and solicitors acting for Revenue on foot of an enforcement referral that was issued at that time.

The four bank drafts highlighted in the Parliamentary Question were submitted to Revenue in 2003 and were drawn against the bank account of a company of which the person in question was a director. These payments were offset, as directed, against VAT and PAYE/PRSI liabilities that were outstanding for the company.

Should the person in question require a statement of payments in regard to his tax affairs he should contact Ms Aine Cummins at 061 488446 or aine.cummins@revenue.ie and she will be happy to assist or provide any information that the person might require.