Thursday, 10 May 2018

Ceisteanna (75, 76, 77)

Seán Haughey

Ceist:

75. Deputy Seán Haughey asked the Minister for Finance the estimated additional revenue that would be generated if the bookmakers' excise licence increased from €500 to €635; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20541/18]

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Seán Haughey

Ceist:

76. Deputy Seán Haughey asked the Minister for Finance the estimated additional revenue that would be generated if the licence for an amusement licence for a period not exceeding three months increased from €38 to €55; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20542/18]

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Seán Haughey

Ceist:

77. Deputy Seán Haughey asked the Minister for Finance the estimated additional revenue that would be generated if the licence for an amusement machine for 12 months increased from €125 to €170; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20543/18]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Finance)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 75 to 77, inclusive, together.

In regard to Question 20541/18, Revenue has advised me that 328 Bookmakers Licences were issued for the 2015 to 2017 licensing period, which ended on 30 November 2017. The total Excise Licence Duty payable for these licences was €164,000 (€500 x 328).  If the Excise Licence Duty fee had been €635 for the two year period, the total Excise Licence Duty payable would have amounted to €208,280. 

In regard to Question 20542/18, Revenue has advised me that 176 Amusement Licences, for a period not exceeding three months, issued during 2017. The total Excise Licence Duty payable for these licences was €6,688 (€38 x 176). If the Excise Licence Duty fee had been €55 for 2017, the total Excise Licence Duty payable would have amounted to €9,680.

In regard to Question 20543/18, Revenue has advised me that 8,728 Amusement Licences issued for twelve month periods during 2017. The total Excise Licence Duty payable for these licences was €1,091,000 (€125 x 8,728). If the Excise Licence Duty fee had been €170 for 2017, the total Excise Licence Duty payable would have amounted to €1,483,760.