Written answers

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Department of Enterprise, Trade and Innovation

Tax Collection

10:00 am

Photo of John DeasyJohn Deasy (Waterford, Fine Gael)
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Question 344: To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation the number of companies in Waterford city and county availing of the 12.5% rate of corporation tax in each of the past five years and to date in 2010; the number of jobs supported by those companies in each of those years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47119/10]

Photo of Batt O'KeeffeBatt O'Keeffe (Minister, Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment; Cork North West, Fianna Fail)
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The collection of taxes, including Corporation Tax, is not monitored by the enterprise development agencies under the aegis of my Department. All issues in relation to Corporation Tax are a matter for the Revenue Commissioners.

The employment figures available to my Department are those in respect of firms assisted by the State Development agencies - IDA Ireland, Enterprise Ireland and the County Enterprise Boards (CEB's), which come under the aegis of my Department. Agency employment figures are compiled in the Forfás Annual Employment Survey, the most up to date of which details figures for jobs supported until end 2009. As the information is compiled on an annualised basis, the figures in respect of 2010 will not be available until 2011. Details of the agency figures are set out in the following tabular statement.

Figures relating to net jobs existing in the CEB supported micro-enterprises are compiled through the completion of an annual CEB Employment Survey and details are set out in the following tabular statement. Figures in respect of 2010 will not be available until early in 2011.

Number of Employees in IDA Supported Companies
County Waterford20052006200720082009
Full Time Jobs5,6926,1936,3866,0795,581
Number of Employees in Enterprise Ireland Client Companies
County Waterford20052006200720082009
Full Time Jobs4,8425,0145,2574,7353,640
Net Jobs Existing in Waterford City and Waterford County Enterprise Board Assisted Companies
CEB20052006200720082009
Waterford City824.00866.50832.00809.50662.0
Waterford County573.00636.00665.50587.50547.0
Total1,397.001,502.501,497.501,397.001,209.00

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