Written answers

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

8:00 pm

Photo of Bernard DurkanBernard Durkan (Kildare North, Fine Gael)
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Question 151: To ask the Minister for Finance the position regarding a refund of tax under C45 in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare in view of the fact that this was not honoured resulting in serious mortgage arrears possible house repossession; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17431/11]

Photo of Michael NoonanMichael Noonan (Minister, Department of Finance; Limerick City, Fine Gael)
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I am advised by the Revenue Commissioners that this is the sixth Parliamentary Question in connection with this matter. Questions were asked previously on 27th May 2010, 8th July 2010, 29th September 2010, 4th November 2010 and the 19th May 2011 about this matter. The facts remain as follows:

Following a Revenue audit, deductions incorrectly claimed by the taxpayer were withdrawn, giving rise to a significant tax liability.

Relevant Contract Tax credit of €23,530.25 was offset against an audit tax liability leaving a net refund of €509.53.

Revenue wrote to the taxpayer on the 28th Sep 2010 requesting acceptance of the audit settlement proposals. Reminder letters issued to the taxpayer on the 1st Dec 2010 and 30th March 2011 again requesting acceptance of the audit settlement proposals. To date the taxpayer has neither accepted or rejected these proposals.

The Revenue Commissioners would request that the taxpayer responds to the three unanswered letters so as to expedite the closure of the matter.

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