Thursday, 1 February 2018

Ceisteanna (90)

Michael McGrath

Ceist:

90. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Finance the number of full-time tax commissioners working for the Tax Appeals Commission; the number of part-time commissioners; the number of all other staff both part-time and full-time working for the commission; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5275/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Finance)

Since its establishment in March 2016 the Tax Appeals Commission (TAC) has had two full time Commissioners. An additional temporary Commissioner was appointed in June 2017 for a 2-year period in order to assist in disposing of the legacy appeals which transferred to the Commission from the Revenue Commissioners. Further to this, the Commission currently compromises of the following administrative staff: PO, 1; AP, 3; HEO, 1.5; EO, 3; and CO, 3.

The TAC has a recruitment campaign underway in conjunction with the Public Appointments Service to engage experienced, tax-qualified staff to assist with all appeals. This process is currently underway with applications having been received in early January 2018. It is expected to progress to the next stage in due course.