Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Questions (141)

Eamon Scanlon

Question:

141. Deputy Eamon Scanlon asked the Minister for Finance the number of applicants who availed of the help to buy scheme in counties Sligo, Leitrim, Donegal and Roscommon; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24113/19]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

I am advised by Revenue that geographical data in relation the Help to Buy (HTB) is categorised by the county of location of the relevant property rather than the county of residence of the claimant prior to the purchase. To the start of May 2019, the following claims were made in relation properties located in the counties the Deputy refers to:

County 

Start May 19

Donegal

128

Leitrim

33

Roscommon

84

Sligo

92

I am further advised by Revenue that the number of HTB claims, broken down by county, can be found on page 6 of the HTB report on Revenue’s website at link: https://www.revenue.ie/en/corporate/information-about-revenue/statistics/tax-expenditures/htb/htb-monthly.aspx .