Tuesday, 16 June 2020

Questions (78)

Paul Kehoe

Question:

78. Deputy Paul Kehoe asked the Minister for Finance the status of processing the payment of nursing home charges for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10965/20]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

I am advised by Revenue that the cheque in question dated 9 April 2020 has now been processed.  The cheque was sent to one of Revenue’s smaller offices and the delay in processing it was due to the limited access to that office as a result of travel restrictions imposed during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Revenue has confirmed that it will waive any interest that may arise for the period during which there was a delay in processing this cheque payment.

Revenue would like to take the opportunity to advise that it provides electronic options for all tax payments and repayments, including in respect of Nursing Home Scheme loan repayments, through the ‘Revenue Online Service’ (ROS) and the ‘myAccount service’. These channels provide a very quick and efficient 24/7 service that is fully secure and more cost effective than conventional manual payment options. These electronic options have the added benefit of providing taxpayers with full access to their historic payment and filing records.