Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Questions (121)

Stephen Donnelly

Question:

121. Deputy Stephen S. Donnelly asked the Minister for Finance the revenue expected to be generated for the year 2014, assuming no changes to the taxation relevant to the person, if an average person with a working spouse and three children were to take up full-time employment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33901/13]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

It is assumed that the individual in question is not working in 2013. However, in 2014, the individual takes up full time employment earning the minimum wage €17,542 (i.e. 39 hours @ €8.65 per hour * 52 weeks = €17,542). It is further assumed, that the working spouse in 2013 is working full time and earns the average industrial wage in 2013 and 2014 (i.e. €31,485 for 2012 based on the latest information available). In addition, it should be noted that any social welfare payment that an individual may be entitled to has not been taken account of for the purpose of these computations. Furthermore, it is assumed that the individual is not in receipt of a medical card and therefore does not benefit from the concessionary Universal Social Charge (USC) rate. It should be noted that following tax credits have been included in the computation where relevant:

Tax Credit

PAYE tax credit:

€1,650

Personal tax credit:

€1,650

Married tax credit:

€3,300

One parent family tax credit:

€1,650

Home carer tax credit:

€810

Tax Liability 2013

Tax Liability

Spouse 1

Earnings

€31,485

USC

€1,523

PRSI

€1,259

Income Tax

€537

Total Deductions

€3,319

Net Pay

€28,166

Tax Liability 2014

Tax Liability

Spouse 2

Spouse 1

Earnings

€17,542

€31,485

USC

€547

€1,523

PRSI

Nil

€1,259

Income Tax

€208

€2,997

Total Deductions

€755

€5,779

Net Pay

€16,787

€25,706