Tuesday, 9 June 2020

Ceisteanna (82)

Mary Butler

Ceist:

82. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Finance the amount of revenue generated from carbon tax on liquid fuels, mineral oil tax and VAT on liquid fuel products in each of the years 2016 to 2019 and to date in 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10340/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Finance)

I am advised by Revenue that information on mineral oil tax receipts (MOT) and carbon tax on liquid fuels for the years 2016 to 2018 are published on the Revenue website at link:

www.revenue.ie/en/corporate/documents/statistics/excise/net-receipts-by-commodity.pdf.

The provisional receipts from MOT and carbon tax for 2019 and the period January to May 2020 are shown in the following table.

MOT 2019€m

Carbon 2019€m

MOT 2020(to May)€m

Carbon 2020 (to May)€m

Petrol

537.6

47.6

180.7

18.9

Aviation Gasoline

0.5

0.05

0.1

0.02

Auto -diesel

1,550.0

192.8

552.6

82.5

Marked Gas Oil

45.3

54.4

21.7

22.9

Kerosene

0.0

53.8

0.0

35.3

Fuel Oil

0.7

1.2

0.3

0.4

LPG (Other)

0.0

10.2

0.0

5.0

Auto LPG

0.2

0.05

0.6

0.02

Regarding the VAT generated from liquid fuels, I am advised by Revenue that information is not available to provide this information, as traders are not required to separately identify the yield generated from an individual activity or product type on their VAT returns. However, using a combination of Revenue and third-party data, an estimate of the VAT yield across each of the different commodity types is provided below for the period January to April 2020 for the Deputy’s information.

Estimated VAT yield €m

2016€m

2017€m

2018€m

2019€m

2020 (to April) €m

Petrol

318.8

317.8

293.5

277.0

65.5

Auto -diesel

177.2

229.6

269.8

297.3

64.0

Kerosene

64.2

75.0

93.5

85.7

47.3

Marked Gas Oil

44.5

50.4

59.7

58.5

20.5

Auto LPG

0.6

0.5

0.4

0.4

0.1

LPG (Other)

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.0

Total

605.3

673.5

717.0

719.0

197.4