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Tuesday, 21 February 2012

9:00 pm

Photo of Gerry AdamsGerry Adams (Louth, Sinn Fein)
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Question 167: To ask the Minister for Finance the cost of tax foregone to the Exchequer through tax reliefs for the development of private nursing homes since 2007; if he will provide a breakdown of the amount of tax foregone to the Exchequer from such schemes in County Louth since 2007. [9431/12]

Photo of Michael NoonanMichael Noonan (Minister, Department of Finance; Limerick City, Fine Gael)
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I am informed by the Revenue Commissioners that the cost of tax foregone to the Exchequer in terms of income tax and corporation tax for the development of nursing homes for each of the years 2007 to 2009, the latest year available, is set out in the table below;

YearExchequer Cost
€m
200718.3
200819.8
200921.6

I am also informed by the Revenue Commissioners that the information provided in tax returns in relation to claims for tax relief in respect of investment in private nursing homes is not sufficiently detailed to provide a basis for deriving the number of private nursing homes that have qualified on a county by county basis. I am not therefore in a position to provide the information requested by the Deputy on a geographical basis.

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