Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Questions (100, 101)

Joan Burton

Question:

100. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance if he will provide statistical information (details supplied) in respect of each of the quarterly lists of defaulters issued by the Revenue Commissioners for list A in each of the years 2015 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [25676/19]

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Joan Burton

Question:

101. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance if he will provide statistical information (details supplied) in respect of each of the quarterly lists of defaulters issued by the Revenue Commissioners for list B in each of the years 2015 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [25677/19]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 100 and 101 together.

Section 1086 Taxes Consolidation Act, 1997, requires Revenue to publish Lists of Tax Defaulters, within three months of the end of each quarter in which agreed settlements are reached with taxpayers, or where Penalty Determinations are made by the Courts. The List is published in two parts as follows

- Part 1: Persons, where the Court has determined a penalty relating to a settlement, or has imposed a fine, imprisonment or other penalty in respect of a tax or duty offence.

- Part 2: Persons, where Revenue has accepted a settlement offer instead of initiating court proceedings, or a settlement has been paid in full.

The following table sets out the ‘Part 2’ details requested by the Deputy for the years 2017, 2018 and 2019 (to date). Prior to 2017, details of unpaid amounts were excluded from the List of Tax Defaulters.

Period

Settlements Agreed

No. Unpaid

% No. Unpaid

Amounts Remaining Unpaid

% Value Unpaid

Q1 2017

86

29

33.7%

€3,865,936

26.8%

Q2 2017

58

19

32.8%

€5,574,183

50.3%

Q3 2017

81

27

33.3%

€10,470,992

60.0%

Q4 2017

64

26

40.6%

€4,309,244

42.2%

Q1 2018

61

20

32.8%

€4,226,805

44.7%

Q2 2018

66

17

25.8%

€2,614,579

29.4%

Q3 2018

65

18

27.7%

€3,402,907

26.3%

Q4 2018

73

24

32.9%

€5,360,772

42.1%

Q1 2019

62

17

27.4%

€14,374,017

68.0%

The following table sets out the ‘Part 1’ numbers of cases and values of fines imposed by the Courts in respect of revenue offences for the years 2015 to 2018 and to 31 March 2019, as published in the quarterly List of Tax Defaulters. Revenue has advised me that the collection of such fines is a matter for the Courts Service of Ireland.

Period

No. of Cases in which Fine Imposed

Total Amount of Fines Imposed

Q1 2015

324

€795,212.20

Q2 2015

247

€645,548.50

Q3 2015

310

€869,722.50

Q4 2015

294

€709,423.00

2015 Total

1,175

€3,019,906.20

Q1 2016

215

€592,498.00

Q2 2016

273

€733,637.50

Q3 2016

164

€471,317.50

Q4 2016

245

€612,705.50

2016 Total

897

€2,410,158.50

Q1 2017

228

€566,778.00

Q2 2017

215

€609,860.00

Q3 2017

176

€460,788.00

Q4 2017

209

€525,332.50

2017 Total

828

€2,162,758.50

Q1 2018

162

€411,340.00

Q2 2018

178

€445,587.50

Q3 2018

139

€380,703.00

Q4 2018

170

€429,090.00

2018 Total

649

€1,666,720.50

Q1 2019

159

€ 517,742

Question No. 102 answered with Question No. 49.
Question No. 103 answered with Question No. 78.