Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Questions (179)

Róisín Shortall

Question:

179. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Finance further to Parliamentary Question No. 81 of 23 January 2013, if he is now in a position to provide the data requested. [12744/13]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

As I informed the Deputy in my reply to her question of 23 January last, the annual return that relevant employers must submit to the Revenue Commissioners detailing, inter alia, the number of employees and the amounts of exempt income claimed under the Special Assignee Relief Programme was not due for submission until after the end of the tax year 2012. This is in order to ensure that an accurate picture of take up levels over a full tax year could be provided. Therefore, given that 2012 was the first year of the programme, reliable statistics on its uptake will not be available until later this year when the returns have been analysed.