Thursday, 5 December 2019

Ceisteanna (84)

Michael McGrath

Ceist:

84. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Finance the annual cost of the start-up refunds for entrepreneurs in the past five years including 2018; the number of companies that availed of the scheme in each of the years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51041/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Finance)

I am advised by Revenue that the latest information on the cost and number of individuals availing of the Start Up Refunds for Entrepreneurs (SURE) scheme can be found at the following link:

https://www.revenue.ie/en/corporate/information-about-revenue/statistics/tax-expenditures/costs-expenditures.aspx.

The most recent year for which data are currently available is 2017.

The following table sets out the Exchequer cost and number of claimants for each year between 2013 and 2017:

Year

Exchequer cost

€M

No. of claims

2017

1.6

64

2016

1.9

80

2015

1.8

86

2014

1.8

59

2013

1.3

60