Deposit Interest Retention Tax (DIRT) is contained in the income tax estimate for 2013 and 2014 shown in Table 8 on page C.15 of the recently published Budget 2014. The income tax forecast includes €500 million of DIRT in 2013. As the Deputy will be aware, the DIRT rate was increased to 41 per cent in Budget 2014 as set out in the Summary of Budget Measures. This is expected to yield €105 million in 2014 and €140 million in a full year. Taking this and the expected prevailing economic environment into account, the yield from DIRT in 2014 is estimated to be of the order of €625 million.
It should be pointed out that these figures are subject to revision as emerging fiscal and economic data are taken on board.