Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Questions (250)

Finian McGrath

Question:

250. Deputy Finian McGrath asked the Minister for Finance if he will give a commitment to not taxing maternity benefit; and if he will support the Commission on Taxation on this issue. [31974/13]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

The position is, as I have stated on many occasions in the House, that from the 1st of July 2013, Maternity Benefit will be treated as taxable income. The underpinning legislation for this measure was contained in the Finance Act 2013, which was passed by the Oireachtas and signed into law on 27 March 2013.