Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (128)

Eoin Ó Broin

Question:

128. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Finance the amount of taxes paid to the Exchequer by companies (details supplied) over the past five years in tabular form. [18988/19]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

I am advised by Revenue that it cannot disclose the amounts of any tax paid by identified individual taxpayers, including companies, due to its obligation to protect taxpayer confidentiality as provided for by Section 851A of the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997.

However, the aggregate amount of taxes paid by companies operating in the sector in which the Deputy is interested are provided under the “Mining and Utilities” in the ‘Revenue net receipts by Sector’ information available on the Revenue website at:

https://www.revenue.ie/en/corporate/information-about-revenue/statistics/receipts/receipts-sector.aspx.

 The table below provides information in relation to the amount of corporation tax collected from the “Mining and Utilities” sector from 2011 to 2017. As noted in the figures provided, there is some fluctuation, in both an upward and downward trend, from year to year.

Year

Corporation Tax Receipts (€ Million)

2011

73.85

2012

39.96

2013

76.01

2014

108.43

2015

102.09

2016

40.37

2017

45.03