Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Ceisteanna (86, 87, 88, 89)

Stephen Donnelly

Ceist:

86. Deputy Stephen S. Donnelly asked the Minister for Finance if he will provide in tabular form the complete list of tax expenditures that are due to those who pay USC, PRSI and/or PAYE and the cost of these tax expenditures for the year 2013 and the expected distribution for the year 2014 if there are no changes to the rates and eligibility criteria; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33863/13]

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Stephen Donnelly

Ceist:

87. Deputy Stephen S. Donnelly asked the Minister for Finance if he will provide in tabular form the distribution of tax expenditures due to those who pay USC, PRSI and/or PAYE by gender for the year 2013 and the expected distribution for the year 2014 if there are no changes to the rates and eligibility criteria; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33864/13]

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Stephen Donnelly

Ceist:

88. Deputy Stephen S. Donnelly asked the Minister for Finance if he will provide in tabular form the distribution of tax expenditures due to those who pay USC, PRSI and/or PAYE by age in 5 year brackets beginning with the 15-20 year old bracket for the year 2013 and the expected distribution for the year 2014 if there are no changes to the rates and eligibility criteria; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33865/13]

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Stephen Donnelly

Ceist:

89. Deputy Stephen S. Donnelly asked the Minister for Finance if he will provide in tabular form the distribution of tax expenditures due to those who pay USC, PRSI and/or PAYE by income bracket in brackets of €5,000 beginning with the €0 to €5,000 bracket for the year 2013 and the expected distribution for the year 2014 if there are no changes to the rates and eligibility criteria; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33866/13]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Finance)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 86 to 89, inclusive, together.

I am advised by the Revenue Commissioners that the total identifiable costs to the Exchequer which are currently available relate to income tax and corporation tax allowances, reliefs, exemptions and tax credits and are shown in Table IT6 on the Revenue Statistical Report for 2011 which is accessible on the Revenue website at www.revenue.ie. The information is located under the main chapter heading of Income Tax and shows the information for the years 2009 and 2010 which are the most recent years for which the necessary detailed historical information is available. A breakdown of these estimates of costs by reference to liability to USC, PAYE and PRSI or by gender, age and income bracket is not available and could not be provided without undertaking an extensive and costly development of the Revenue tax model.