Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Questions (149)

Kevin Humphreys

Question:

149. Deputy Kevin Humphreys asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he will detail the sums remitted to the local government fund in 2013, and the source of those revenues, outlining the amount of direct funding from the Exchequer and the portion from motor taxes with a breakdown of any other revenues; and if he will outline the way the local property tax revenues are accounted for in this, the way it will be accounted for in 2014 in the local government fund, and the projected local government fund in 2014; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42608/13]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

The principal source of revenue for the Local Government Fund in 2013 is the proceeds of motor tax. The published 2013 Revised Estimates Volume projected motor tax receipts of € 1.109 billion, receipts from the Household Charge of €10 million and interest of €600,000.

The local government funding model will change considerably in 2014. Under the Finance (Local Property Tax) Act 2012, commencing in 2014, the Minister for Finance will pay into the Local Government Fund an amount equivalent to the Local Property Tax paid into the Central Fund during that year. The general issue of local government funding in 2014 will be decided in the context of Budget 2014.