Thursday, 7 March 2019

Ceisteanna (78)

Anne Rabbitte

Ceist:

78. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Finance the number of amusement machine and amusement premises licences issued by the Revenue Commissioners in 2016, 2017 and 2018; the amount of fees collected from the issue of such licences in each year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11346/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Finance)

It is assumed that the Deputy is referring to ‘Amusement Machine Permits’ rather than ‘Amusement Premises Licenses’.

I am advised by Revenue that amusement machine operators must hold an ‘Amusement Machine Permit’ as well as an ‘Amusement Machine License’ in respect of each amusement machine. The ‘Amusement Machine License’ must be clearly displayed on the applicable machine.

As part of the annual ‘Amusement Machine Permit’ application process, operators are required to submit a list to Revenue of all premises where amusement machines are located and confirm the number of machines operating at each site.

Regarding licensing, the operator has the option to apply for annual amusement machine licenses, which cost €125 for each machine or high season amusement machine licenses, which cost €38 for each machine. A high season license is only valid for a maximum three-month period expiring on 31 August.

The following table sets out the numbers of permits and licenses issued by Revenue in respect of amusement machines for the years requested by the Deputy. The table also includes the associated fees collected by Revenue for the same period.

 

Annual Amusement Machine Permits

(@ €100)

Amusement Machine Annual Licences

(@ €125)

Amusement Machine High Season   Licences

(@ €38)

Totals 

Year

2016

181

€18,100

8,330

€1,041,250

171

€6,498

8,682

 €1,065,848

2017

169

€16,900

8,728

€1,091,000

176

€6,688

9,073

 €1,114,588

2018

171

€17,100

8,822

€1,102,750

200

€7,600

9,193

 €1,127,450