Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Questions (208)

Róisín Shortall

Question:

208. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Finance if he will provide an analysis of outstanding unpaid corporation tax for the past five consecutive years; and if he will provide information as to the corporations liable for the outstanding sums. [9847/13]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

I am informed by the Revenue Commissioners that the details of the amounts of Corporation Tax that remained outstanding for each of the last five years are set out in the following table. These figures relate to each individual year and do not represent the cumulative totals at the end of each period.

Total Revenue/Net Receipts

Total Debt

€m

Debt Under Appeal

€m

Debt Available for Collection

€m

Year ended 31 March 2012

4,218

177

112

65

Year ended 31 March 2011

3,500

331

244

87

Year ended 31 March 2010

3,944

315

247

68

Year ended 31 March 2009

3,889

364

273

91

Year ended 31 March 2008

5,071

219

77

142

Debt that is under appeal by the taxpayer is not available for collection until the issue(s) under appeal are resolved. The debt that is categorised as available for collection includes debt that is subject to phased payment arrangements and /or is subject to active collection, included collection enforcement.

I am advised by the Revenue Commissioners that in line with their long-standing policy, and legislative provisions, details of the corporations liable for the outstanding liabilities may not be provided due to confidentiality obligations.