Tuesday, 21 September 2021

Questions (29)

Gerald Nash

Question:

29. Deputy Ged Nash asked the Minister for Finance the status of the publication of the tax strategy group papers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44842/21]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

The Tax Strategy Group (TSG) is chaired by the Department of Finance with membership comprising senior officials and political advisers from a number of Civil Service Departments and Offices.

Papers on various options for tax policy changes are prepared annually by Department of Finance officials. The TSG is not a decision making body and the papers produced by the Department are simply a list of options to be considered in the Budgetary process. Papers relating to PRSI and social welfare issues are also prepared for the Group by the Department of Social Protection.

As the Deputy may be aware the Tax Strategy Group papers were published on Thursday 16 September on my Departments website.