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Written Answers — Department of Finance: Housing Loans (16 Jan 2018)

Paschal Donohoe: Developers are not regulated financial service providers and their actions are not a matter for the Department of Finance so my Department is not undertaking any examinations into reports that developers are no longer accepting "subject to loan approval" clauses in contracts for house sales. I am aware that the Deputy has put a similar question to the Minister for Housing, Planning and...

Written Answers — Department of Finance: Mortgage Interest Relief Eligibility (16 Jan 2018)

Paschal Donohoe: I am advised by Revenue that Section 244 of the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997 provides for mortgage interest relief in respect of qualifying interest paid in a tax year.  In order to qualify for the relief, a loan must be exclusively used to purchase, repair, develop or improve the principal private residence of the claimant. In the case to which the Deputy refers, while the loan was...

Written Answers — Department of Finance: Disabled Drivers and Passengers Scheme (16 Jan 2018)

Paschal Donohoe: The Disabled Drivers and Disabled Passengers (Tax Concessions) Scheme provides relief from VAT and VRT on the purchase of an adapted car for transport of a person with specific severe and permanent physical disabilities, payment of a fuel grant, and an exemption from Motor Tax. To qualify for the Scheme an applicant must be in possession of a Primary Medical Certificate. To qualify for a...

Written Answers — Department of Finance: VAT Yield (16 Jan 2018)

Paschal Donohoe: I am advised by Revenue that the information furnished on a VAT return does not require the yield from particular trades or activities to be separately identified; with the result that the amount of VAT collected from the Public Service Obligation (PSO) levy cannot be identified from Revenue data. An estimate of the VAT collected on the PSO levy based on figures published by the Commission...

Written Answers — Department of Finance: Disabled Drivers and Passengers Scheme (16 Jan 2018)

Paschal Donohoe: The qualifying provisions for the Disabled Drivers and Passengers Scheme are contained in Statutory Instrument No. 353 of 1994 (Disabled Drivers and Disabled Passengers (Tax Concessions) Regulations 1994.  Regulations 8 (disabled drivers), 10 (disabled passengers) and 12 (organisations) provide that a vehicle must be “purchased” by the person or organization. The...

Written Answers — Department of Finance: Commemorative Coins (16 Jan 2018)

Paschal Donohoe: The Central Bank of Ireland acts as agent for the Minister for Finance in issuing all legal Irish coin, both circulating coins and commemorative coins. The Central Bank is the sole body with the statutory authority to issue coin as legal tender in Ireland. The Central Bank is aware that there are private companies within the market that offer coin-like objects and medals for sale...

Written Answers — Department of Finance: State Investments (16 Jan 2018)

Paschal Donohoe: I am informed by the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) that the Exchequer held no American treasury bonds during 2017. However, I am informed by the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) that as of 31 December 2017, the ISIF held, in its Global Portfolio (which comprises a globally diversified portfolio of investments) American treasury bonds and bills with a value of €11.1m.

Written Answers — Department of Finance: Mortgage to Rent Scheme Administration (16 Jan 2018)

Paschal Donohoe: My Department has no role in sanctioning expenditure in respect of the proposed new Mortgage to Rent Scheme. The Mortgage to Rent Scheme is managed by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government.

Written Answers — Department of Finance: EU Budget Contribution (16 Jan 2018)

Paschal Donohoe: The current Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) (2014-2020) provides a medium-term framework for financial programming and budgetary discipline by ensuring that EU spending is predictable and stays within agreed limits. The annual EU budget negotiations take place within the framework of the medium-term ceilings as established under the MFF. As the current MFF is coming to the end of...

Written Answers — Department of Finance: State Debt (16 Jan 2018)

Paschal Donohoe: As the Deputy may be aware, several steps have already been taken to lower this year’s refinancing requirement. Through a combination of the original early repayments to the IMF in late 2014 and early 2015, as well as the execution of bilateral bond switches by the NTMA, the 2018 refinancing requirement has been reduced by over €4 billion. There are €3.9 billion of...

Written Answers — Department of Finance: EU Budget Contribution (16 Jan 2018)

Paschal Donohoe: Member State contributions to the EU Budget are based upon a complex formula which includes Traditional Own Resources (customs duties), a VAT-based payment and a residual balancing component paid in accordance with each Member State's share of EU Gross National Income (GNI). Ireland's contribution to the EU budget was €2,023 million in 2016 and c. €2,016...

Written Answers — Department of Finance: Property Tax Collection (16 Jan 2018)

Paschal Donohoe: I am advised by Revenue that the Local Property Tax (LPT) deduction at source payment option, which includes a number of Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP) schemes, is a very efficient and cost effective method for property owners to meet their obligations. There are no fees or charges associated with the option and once selected it automatically carries...

Written Answers — Department of Finance: Tax Yield (16 Jan 2018)

Paschal Donohoe: I am advised by Revenue that information on Excise receipts, Carbon Tax on motor fuel and Vehicle Registration Tax for the years 2010 to 2016 are published on the Revenue statistics website at: . Provisional data for 2017 are shown in the following table. 2017 €m (Provisional) Petrol - Excise 625 Diesel -Excise 1,391 Petrol - Carbon 54 Diesel - Carbon 179 VRT 841As VAT returns...

Written Answers — Department of Finance: Insurance Coverage (16 Jan 2018)

Paschal Donohoe: Neither my Department nor the Central Bank of Ireland collect information on the number and percentage of households that have home insurance. I am therefore unable to provide a precise answer to the question.  However, the Central Statistics Office collects information in its Household Budget Survey on household home insurance (household building or contents insurance or combined...

Written Answers — Department of Finance: Data Protection (16 Jan 2018)

Paschal Donohoe: I propose to take Questions Nos. 231 and 232 together. Officials in my Department are currently examining this issue and plan on bringing it to the EU Commission to seek State Aid approval in due course. If State Aid approval is granted, the legislation will, when commenced, apply to purchases and sales of property between 1 January 2018 and 31 December 2020.

Written Answers — Department of Finance: Legislative Programme (16 Jan 2018)

Paschal Donohoe: The VAT Consolidation Act 2010 was undertaken as part of Revenue’s business plan, therefore the staff internally worked on the consolidation (primarily one Assistant Principal). The duration of the project was six months and it was enacted and published on 23 November 2010. The Customs Act 2015 was undertaken as a stand-alone project within the Revenue Commissioners, which...

Written Answers — Department of Finance: Corporation Tax (16 Jan 2018)

Paschal Donohoe: I propose to take Questions Nos. 234 and 235 together. I am informed by Revenue that the gross and net Corporation Tax receipts for the years 2008 to 2017 are shown in the following table. Figures for 2017 are provisional and likely to be updated on publication of Revenue’s Annual Report for the year 2017. These figures can also be accessed on the Revenue website atfor recent years...

Written Answers — Department of Finance: Mortgage Interest Rates (16 Jan 2018)

Paschal Donohoe: A healthy commercial banking system that is in a position to provide finance to customers and is resilient to economic and financial market shocks needs to be able to generate sustainable profits over the long term.  In Ireland, the mis-pricing of risks in historical lending continues to be a significant contributor to weak profitability, as evidenced by the continued high level of...

Written Answers — Department of Finance: Property Tax Deferrals (16 Jan 2018)

Paschal Donohoe: The Finance (Local Property Tax) Act 2012 (as amended) provides for a deferral or partial deferral (50%) of LPT where certain specified circumstances exist. These circumstances include ‘Income Level’, ‘Hardship’, ‘Personal Insolvency’ and ‘Personal Representative of a Deceased Person’. Once granted, a deferral normally remains in...

Written Answers — Department of Finance: Approved Housing Bodies (16 Jan 2018)

Paschal Donohoe: The decision to reclassify a number of tier 3 approved housing bodies (AHBs) was made by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) at the end of December 2017. This decision has been sent to Eurostat. At this stage the impact on the government debt and expenditure are unknown. The CSO are currently engaged in collecting the required data to compile the end-March 2018 Excessive Deficit...

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