Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Questions (239)

Seán Fleming

Question:

239. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Finance the estimated additional revenue that would be generated if the cost of renewal of a retailer off-licence increased from €500 to €700; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14149/19]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

I am advised by Revenue that the table below includes the total number of Retailers Off Licences issued during 2018, broken down by licence type. The table also includes the total duty collected for each licence type and sets out the additional amount that would be generated if the cost (per licence) was increased from €500 to €700.

License Type

Licences Issued in 2018

Annual Licence Duty

Excise Licence Duty

Increased Annual Licence Duty

Excise Licence Duty

Increase

Beer Retailer’s Off Licence

3

€500

€1,500

€700

€2,100

Cider Retailer’s Off License

4

€500

€2,000

€700

€2,800

Producer’s Retail Off Licence

1

€500

€500

€700

€700

Spirit Retailer’s Off License

4

€500

€2,000

€700

€2,800

Wine Retailer’s Off License

1,344

€500

€672,000

€700

€940,800

Beer & Wine Retailer’s Off Licence

18

€1,000

€18,000

€1,400

€25,200

Spirit & Beer Retailer’s Off License

47

€1,000

€47,000

€1,400

€65,800

Spirit & Wine Retailer’s Off License

2

€1,000

€2,000

€1,400

€2,800

Spirit, Beer & Wine Retailer’s Off License

1,756

€1,500

€2,634,000

€2,100

€3,687,600

Grand Total

3,179

€3,379,000

€4,730,600

€1,351,600