Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Ceisteanna (49)

Noel Grealish

Ceist:

52 Deputy Noel Grealish asked the Minister for Finance if there has been any discussion or decision on the Revenue Commission withholding tax clearance certificates from persons who have not paid the household charge and or any similar charges now or in the future; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23187/12]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Finance)

The Household Charge is an annual charge introduced by the Local Government (Household Charge) Act 2011 and is payable by owners of residential property. The Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government is responsible for the administration of this charge. The Household Charge does not currently come within the scope of the taxes and duties that are covered by the existing legislation governing the Tax Clearance scheme operated by the Revenue Commissioners.