Written Answers. - Mortgage Interest Relief.

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asked the Minister for Finance the reason a claim for interest relief in respect of a mortgage for renovations was not given to a person (details supplied) in Dublin 3 in the year 1981-82.

I have been advised by the Revenue Commissioners that the figure shown on the certificate of interest in respect of a loan taken out by the taxpayer on 2 April 1982 for the three-day period up to 5 April 1982, appeared excessive. The taxpayer, despite an exchange of correspondence with the inspector of taxes and a discussion at the tax office on 23 April 1982 has failed to clarify the position satisfactorily.