Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Ceisteanna (118)

Trevor Sargent

Ceist:

133 Deputy Trevor Sargent asked the Minister for Finance the number of PAYE employees delineated in €10,000 income brackets and distinguished as between public sector workers and all workers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43932/10]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Finance)

I am informed by the Revenue Commissioners that the latest relevant sector-based information available on employees taxed under the PAYE system is derived from income tax returns filed for the income tax year 2008 and represents about 96 per cent of all returns expected at the time the data were compiled for analytical purposes. The figures include PAYE taxpayers who are required to return an income tax return Form 11 where non-PAYE income is greater than €3,174.

Income Tax Year 2008

Range of Gross income

Public Sector Employees* Total Number

All PAYE Employees* Total Number

€0 – €10,000

49,640

396,826

€10,001 – €20,000

61,023

381,454

€20,001 – €30,000

68,447

394,632

€30,001 – €40,000

70,191

292,472

€40,001 – €50,000

60,831

201,946

€50,001 – €60,000

38,797

133,637

€60,001 – €70,000

25,092

92,652

€70,001 – €80,000

17,338

66,884

€80,001 – €90,000

12,178

46,777

€90,001 – €100,000

8,058

32,356

€100,001 – €110,000

5,679

23,386

€110,001 – €120,000

4,059

16,788

€120,001 – €130,000

2,755

12,185

€130,001 – €140,000

2,011

9,019

€140,001 – €150,000

1,410

6,827

€150,001 – €160,000

919

5,199

€160,001 – €170,000

604

3,978

€170,001 – €180,000

493

3,260

€180,001 – €190,000

356

2,546

€190,001 – €200,000

247

2,067

€200,001 – €210,000

196

1,682

€210,001 – €220,000

156

1,389

Over €220,000

1,347

11,725

Totals

431,827

2,139,687

*Includes employees who have income from non-PAYE sources but whose main source of income is from paid employment.

Notes:

The sector identifier used on the tax records is based on the 4-digit NACE code (Rev. 1), which is an internationally recognised economic activity code system. The information provided in relation to public sector employees is based on activities which are classified in the NACE code system as Public Administration and Defence; Compulsory Social Security, Education and Health and Social work but excluding the categories of Driving School Activities, Dental Practice Activities and Veterinary Activities as being more appropriate to the private sector. A married couple, which has elected or has been deemed to have elected for joint assessment is counted as one tax unit.