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Finance Bill 2019: Report Stage (19 Nov 2019)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: The Deputy's time is up.

Finance Bill 2019: Report Stage (19 Nov 2019)

Joan Burton: However, we see no sign of a move towards equalisation or equality. That is why people feel so undervalued. A teacher gets nothing like these breaks.

Finance Bill 2019: Report Stage (19 Nov 2019)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: Time is up, Deputy.

Finance Bill 2019: Report Stage (19 Nov 2019)

Joan Burton: A nurse does not get anything like these breaks. They often work much harder than the people who are brought to Ireland on the basis of the sale of these schemes by professional companies.

Finance Bill 2019: Report Stage (19 Nov 2019)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: If no other Member wishes to come in, we will return to the Minister to respond.

Finance Bill 2019: Report Stage (19 Nov 2019)

Paschal Donohoe: First, to respond to Deputy Burton, we publish a report on SARP each year that makes all the information available insofar as it can be without breaching taxpayer confidentiality. Second, I heard a figure of €3 million raised by two Deputies. I remind the House that last year I introduced a cap of €1 million. While €1 million is still a vast sum of money, I introduced...

Finance Bill 2019: Report Stage (19 Nov 2019)

Paschal Donohoe: Beliefs are better.

Finance Bill 2019: Report Stage (19 Nov 2019)

Pearse Doherty: Whatever words he chooses, it is clear. That is the vein that runs through everything. In housing, the private sector can deal with it instead of putting the necessary resources into building houses. It is the same in health. Even with the new hospital being developed - a runaway project - it is decided to build a private hospital within the public hospital. That is the ideology. A...

Finance Bill 2019: Report Stage (19 Nov 2019)

Mattie McGrath: I appreciate that we have foreign direct investment and that we need it. My county has been privileged to have Merck Sharp & Dohme, MSD, for 40 years, Boston Scientific and many more. We hear about the cost of job creation and the costs for small businesses trying to get incentives. They cannot get any of them, but there are huge incentives for these companies to come here. Let me...

Finance Bill 2019: Report Stage (19 Nov 2019)

Joan Burton: Most of the schemes like this are the product of various large accounting and legal firms producing packages which they can then sell around the world to people in the appropriate income bracket. That is one of the principal reasons the scheme in Ireland has failed to be capped properly and now results in a significant difference in tax treatment between somebody who is fully resident for...

Finance Bill 2019: Report Stage (19 Nov 2019)

Amendment agreed to.

Finance Bill 2019: Report Stage (19 Nov 2019)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: Amendment No. 2 is in the names of Deputies Boyd Barrett, Bríd Smith and Gino Kenny.

Finance Bill 2019: Report Stage (19 Nov 2019)

Richard Boyd Barrett: I move amendment No. 2: In page 10, between lines 33 and 34, to insert the following: "Report on special assignee relief programme 9.Within 6 months of the passing of this Act, the Minister shall produce a report on the implementation of the special assignee relief programme.". The Minister will be aware that I am a big critic of what I describe as tax loopholes that reduce the...

Finance Bill 2019: Report Stage (19 Nov 2019)

Pearse Doherty: I have opposed the special assignee relief programme for years. We were told when it was introduced that it was conditional on 20 new jobs being created for each person who benefits from it. We can see from the returns to the Revenue from the companies in question that the number of jobs created is nowhere near that figure. There is not a chance that the relief provides that type of...

Finance Bill 2019: Report Stage (19 Nov 2019)

Pearse Doherty: I welcome this amendment and we will see how those pay discussions work out. In this Finance Bill, we are dealing with something available to many other public servants and, indeed, private sector employees. It is appropriate that this tax credit be made available to personnel in the Naval Service. It does raise a wider issue in that these personnel need to be seen as workers and their...

Finance Bill 2019: Report Stage (19 Nov 2019)

Michael McGrath: My understanding is that, as the Minister stated, the 80 days spent at sea requirement applies to 2019 and the benefit of the tax credit can then be claimed in 2020. Does the Minister have an estimate of the number of personnel in the Naval Service who will be in a position to avail of this tax credit in 2020 and what that cost will be? The Minister is correct in stating that many of the...

Finance Bill 2019: Report Stage (19 Nov 2019)

Mattie McGrath: I would also like to know what the estimated cost of the tax credit will be once it is possible to avail of it in 2020. As Deputy Michael McGrath and others did, I salute the personnel of the Naval Service and what they do. We have had great difficulties in retaining them. They have excellent training and I acknowledge the work they carried out in the Middle East and in the Mediterranean....

Finance Bill 2019: Report Stage (19 Nov 2019)

Paschal Donohoe: In light of what Deputy Mattie McGrath said, in particular, I reiterate that the Naval Service is a good employer and a good place to work. Our Defence Forces seek to pay and reward their staff well for the difficult and demanding work they do. I acknowledge, however, as the Public Service Pay Commission also did, that because of the strength of earnings growth across our economy at the...

Finance Bill 2019: Report Stage (19 Nov 2019)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: The Minister has replied, but Deputy Burton can make a contribution. The Minister will not be able to respond, however.

Finance Bill 2019: Report Stage (19 Nov 2019)

Joan Burton: That is fair enough. Many people serving in the Naval Service will welcome this new tax credit. It is important to establish, though, whether people in the Army and the Air Corps are going to get the same benefit. While service with the Naval Service at sea is a particular type of service, confining this tax credit to help boost after-tax pay to the Naval Service is wrong. The problem of...

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