Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1383)

Michael Healy-Rae


1383. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if a person (details supplied) can avail of agricultural relief and or business relief; if so, the rules regarding same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34952/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

While taxation policy is primarily the responsibility of my colleague the Minister for Finance, I work closely with him to ensure that it is consistent with the Government's priorities for the agri-food sector.

Budget 2019 saw the publication of the "Progress Implementation Update of the Agri-taxation Review 2014”. This report shows the excellent progress made between the two Departments over recent Budgets with the almost complete implementation of the 25 recommendations, which has resulted in positive changes for Irish agriculture, especially in the areas of land mobility and succession. The Update shows that taxation support to the sector averaged €930 million per annum in the years 2012 to 2016, or an average of or €240million per annum in specific agri-taxation measures.

The operation of the taxation system is solely the responsibility of the Office of the Revenue Commissioners. The person named should therefore contact the Revenue Commissioners directly and/or seek professional advice on the matter.