Thursday, 5 February 2004

Ceisteanna (65)

Denis Naughten

Ceist:

65 Mr. Naughten asked the Minister for Finance the discussions that the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government has had with his Department regarding the feasibility of introducing a preferential taxation system for elderly people downsizing from their family home to OPD type accommodation close to services; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3505/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Finance)

There have been no specific discussions between my Department and the Minister for Environment, Heritage and Local Government regarding the feasibility of introducing a preferential tax system for elderly people downsizing from their family home to OPD type accommodation close to services. However, there were general discussions last year on housing taxation matters between the two Departments.