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Thursday, 23 June 2016

Photo of Michael McGrathMichael McGrath (Cork South Central, Fianna Fail)
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112. To ask the Minister for Finance the yield from excise duty and value added tax on the sale of alcoholic products, in each of the years from 2011 to 2015, broken down by reference to licensed premises and off-licences, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17800/16]

Photo of Michael NoonanMichael Noonan (Limerick City, Fine Gael)
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I am informed by the Revenue Commissioners that the total amount of revenue generated for the Exchequer in each of the past five years from Excise and VAT on Alcohol is as shown in the following table.

Information regarding the sale of alcohol either on or off premises is not available. Excise duty is collected on the release of product from bond rather than at point of sale. In addition, VAT receipts are estimated as VAT returns do not require the yield from a particular product or activity to be identified. The receipts for 2015 are provisional and may be subject to revision.

YearExciseVAT (Estimated)


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