Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Ceisteanna (99)

Paul Murphy

Ceist:

99. Deputy Paul Murphy asked the Minister for Finance the number of the 18,000 construction employment investigations carried out in 2016 which resulted in the €58 million yield to the Exchequer which were compliant; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4632/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Finance)

I am advised by Revenue that it always aims to match its intervention options to the compliance behavior exhibited by the taxpayer. The intervention options range from light touch Aspect Queries through to Investigations for cases of suspected serious tax and duty evasion. Full details of Revenue’s suite of compliance interventions are set out in Chapter 2 of the Code of Practice for Revenue Audit and other Compliance Interventions.

The following table sets the number of different interventions carried out by Revenue on the construction industry in 2016. The information is broken down by intervention type and by the numbers/percentages that were found to have tax liabilities. The total yield figures comprise of tax, interest and penalties.

Intervention Type

Number Closed

Number Yielding

% Yielding

Total Yield €m

Aspect Query

16,823

3,293

20%

€24.7

Profile Interview

192

51

27%

€2.7

Audit

1,063

736

69%

€27.2

Investigation

5

2

40%

€0.2

Totals

18,083

4,082

23%

€54.8