Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Questions (188)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

188. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Finance the amount of tax relief paid in respect of mortgage interest in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15330/14]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

I am advised by Revenue that it administers mortgage interest relief (MIR) in respect of qualifying loans through the tax relief at source (TRS) system. I am further advised that the amounts due are paid via the relevant lending institutions.

In the case to which the Deputy refers, I am informed that in 2007 Revenue received notification from the persons' lender that all qualifying loans in respect of which MIR had been granted were fully cleared. On that basis the MIR entitlement was ceased and Revenue has no record of any further applications from the persons. If the persons are of the opinion that further MIR was due since 2010 they should make contact with the TRS helpline at 1890 463626 to clarify the issue.