Written answers

Thursday, 26 April 2012

8:00 pm

Photo of Michael McGrathMichael McGrath (Cork South Central, Fianna Fail)
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Question 67: To ask the Minister for Finance the number of persons who paid stamp duty of €10,000 or more in respect of the purchase of a residential property for each year from 2000 onwards. [21116/12]

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 most appropriate information that can be provided is an annual breakdown for the years from 2000 to 2011 inclusive of the numbers of stamped instruments in respect of purchases and long-term leases of residential property where stamp duty of €10,000 or more applied. The information available on that basis is as follows.

YearNumber of Stamped Instruments
20002,408
20016,556
20029,389
200315,025
200421,323
200524,494
200633,192
200726,072
200814,888
20095,809
20103,027
2011646

As many instruments have more than one purchaser who are jointly liable for the stamp duty, payment of the duty to Revenue is normally made by a single payment from an agent representing all parties. Therefore, it is not possible to identify the number of purchasers who individually paid duty greater than €10,000.

It should be noted that:

· The figures for the year 2000 cover the period from April 2000 to December

2000.

· The instruments listed relate to residential conveyances and long-term residential

leases (i.e., exceeding 100 years). Short term residential leases are excluded.

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