Thursday, 18 April 2013

Questions (74)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

74. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Finance if the Revenue Commissioners may be prepared to accept repayments of €100 per month in respect of overpayment of mortgage interest relief in the case of persons (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18131/13]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

This is a matter for the Revenue Commissioners who are responsible for the administration of mortgage interest relief through the tax relief at source [TRS] system. I am advised by Revenue that this matter has been ongoing for some time and that the persons in question agreed a repayment schedule in June 2011. In November 2011 the persons contacted Revenue with a view to renegotiating the payment schedule and a revised arrangement was agreed at that time. Given the circumstances of the case Revenue has made direct contact with the persons to further revise the repayment schedule.