Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Questions (171)

Pearse Doherty

Question:

171. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Finance when a tax credit certificate will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5512/19]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

I am advised by Revenue that the issue in this case has been fully resolved.

The person in question held two employments in 2018 with all tax credits allocated to one employment in accordance with their instructions. Revenue maintained this allocation for 2019 as no notification of any change to their employment status was received.

On 18 January 2019, an additional employment was registered for the person by a new employer. As Revenue had not been notified by the previous employer that the existing employment had terminated, and no instruction on a reallocation of tax credits was received, the situation remained as allocated at the start of the year. Consequently, a Revenue Payment Notification (RPN) showing ‘nil’ tax credits issued to the person’s new employer.

The person subsequently contacted Revenue and confirmed that they had changed employment and that they wanted their tax credits reallocated. The person’s records were updated and a revised tax certificate was issued to them. A revised RPN also issued to their new employer setting out their correct entitlements.

Questions Nos. 172 and 173 answered with Question No. 167.