Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Ceisteanna (117)

Maurice Quinlivan

Ceist:

117. Deputy Maurice Quinlivan asked the Minister for Finance the estimated cost of reintroducing the tax relief for trade union subscriptions based on 2010 figures; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52001/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Finance)

The following table sets out details of the cost of the tax relief for trade union subscriptions in the seven years immediately prior to its end, including 2010 (in which year, the measure cost some €26 million):

Year

Cost (€ million)

No. of Claims

2004

10.7

248,300

2005

11.8

272,100

2006

19.2

294,300

2007

20.7

316,300

2008

26.4

341,900

2009

26.7

345,800

2010

26

337,500

I am advised by Revenue that while these figures may not provide an accurate indicator of future costs of a new scheme, there is no other basis available to Revenue on which to estimate such costs.