Thursday, 11 July 2019

Questions (181)

Michael McGrath

Question:

181. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Finance the annual cost of the start-up refunds for entrepreneurs for the past five years including 2018; the number of companies that availed of the scheme in each of the years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30808/19]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

I am advised by Revenue that the latest information on the cost and number of individuals availing of the Start Up Refunds for Entrepreneurs (SURE) scheme can be found at https://www.revenue.ie/en/corporate/information-about-revenue/statistics/tax-expenditures/costs-expenditures.aspx. The most recent year for which data are currently available is 2016, it is expected that 2017 will be available in the coming weeks at the same link.

The following table sets out the Exchequer cost and number of claimants  for each year between 2012 and 2016:

2016

€m

2016

Claims

2015

€m

2015

Claims

2014

€m

2014

Claims

2013

€m

2013

Claims

2012

€m

2012

Claims

1.9

80

1.8

86

1.8

59

1.3

60

1.6

88