Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Ceisteanna (159, 163)

Pearse Doherty

Ceist:

159. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Finance the number of individual earners who are subject to USC with an income over €70,044. [21185/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Pearse Doherty

Ceist:

163. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Finance the number of persons who are exempt from USC from €0 to €13,000, subject to USC by values (details supplied); and the number of persons subject to USC above €250,000. [21189/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Finance)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 159 and 163 together.

I am advised by Revenue that the available information is in the detailed income distribution statistics published by Revenue for 2015, the most recent year for which complete tax returns data are available, at the link: www.revenue.ie/en/corporate/information-about-revenue/statistics/income-distributions/it-ct-distributions.aspx.

In particular, table “RVA03 Distribution of Universal Social Charge by Range of USC Income, Marital Status, Year and Statistic” gives a breakdown of USC payers in 2015 by ranges of income.

The number of income cases is given by range of USC income on a taxpayer unit basis. Numbers of payers on an individual basis are not currently readily available.