Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Ceisteanna (174)

Joan Burton

Ceist:

224 Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance further to Parliamentary Question No. 127 of 14 December 2010, the total number of taxpayers, total income and the total tax paid for each of the income bands based on the most recent available data. [48175/10]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Finance)

The information requested, estimated by reference to the income tax year 2010, is set out in the following table. However, because of the Revenue Commissioners' obligation to observe confidentiality in relation to the taxation affairs of individual taxpayers and small groups of taxpayers, the breakdown by income bands requested by the Deputy is not provided in relation to incomes exceeding €2 million due to the small numbers of income earners with incomes in excess of that level.

All income earners for Income Tax Year 2010 (provisional)

Gross Income Range

Gross Income

Numbers

Tax Paid

0-5,000

522,779,138

228,716

0

5,001-10,000

1,378,803,216

184,571

67,612

10,001-14,000

1,915,579,666

159,676

2,599,857

14,001-15,000

564,086,397

38,898

1,344,356

15,001-15,514

320,426,159

21,000

781,611

15,515-17,542

1,377,467,402

83,243

3,839,506

17,543 -20,000

2,083,642,309

111,098

10,868,049

20,001-30,000

10,137,686,015

408,875

312,390,392

30,001-33,343

3,464,273,201

109,483

181,830,919

33,344 -40,000

6,862,360,897

187,686

449,592,682

40,001-50,000

9,044,330,416

202,568

855,813,626

50,001-60,000

7,361,564,619

134,600

924,246,734

60,001-70,000

6,078,966,851

93,895

878,259,934

70,001-80,000

4,978,336,338

66,643

802,366,956

80,001-90,000

3,943,717,249

46,572

703,670,207

90,001-100,000

3,066,193,378

32,373

595,135,165

100,001-125,000

5,249,831,313

47,355

1,132,087,062

125,001-150,000

3,030,835,653

22,265

732,853,386

150,001-175,000

1,937,482,544

12,005

505,315,958

175,001-200,000

1,330,025,498

7,135

359,687,030

200,001-250,000

1,745,821,086

7,854

488,030,058

250,001-300,000

1,164,312,901

4,271

334,568,674

300,001-350,000

847,891,772

2,625

244,170,235

350,001-400,000

623,384,633

1,672

185,408,706

400,001-450,000

461,108,243

1,091

134,134,453

450,001-500,000

382,533,023

808

115,082,701

500,001-750,000

1,140,075,102

1,889

354,486,267

750,001-1,000,000

542,706,383

633

167,540,659

1,000,000-2,000,000

795,187,850

608

263,907,461

Over 2,000,000

841,976,405

188

305,368,898

Total

83,193,385,657

2,220,296

11,045,449,154

The current minimum wage which has been annualised at €17,542 and the new minimum wage which has been annualised at €15,514 are included among the income ranges in the table. The latest available average industrial wage of €33,343, which relates to 2009, is also included among the income ranges in the table.

The figures are estimates from the Revenue tax-forecasting model using actual data for the year 2008 adjusted as necessary for income and employment trends in the interim. These are, therefore, provisional and likely to be revised.

It should be noted that the income ranges shown in the above tables relate to Gross Income as defined in Revenue Statistical Report, 2006.

It should also be noted that a married couple who has elected or has been deemed to have elected for joint assessment is counted as one tax unit.