Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Ceisteanna (168, 169)

Pearse Doherty

Ceist:

168. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Finance the estimated cost of introducing tax credits for those paying for childcare provision based on a model in which credits would cover 50%, 70% and 100%, respectively, of the cost per child, in tabular form. [31609/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Pearse Doherty

Ceist:

169. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Finance the estimated cost of introducing tax credits for those paying for childcare provision based on a model in which credits would cover 50%, 70% and 100%, respectively, of the cost per child but capped at a maximum of €300 per week per family, in tabular form. [31610/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Finance)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 168 and 169 together.

I am advised by Revenue that it is not possible for them to estimate the cost of the Deputy’s proposals with any degree of reliability as the information that would be necessary to do so is not collected in tax returns.