Tuesday, 12 October 2021
Department of Finance
National Development Plan
113. To ask the Minister for Finance the extent to which projects that fall under his Department and are within the revised National Development Plan are at an advanced stage; the extent to which preliminary work has taken place or on-site works are in hand or proposed; the expected delivery date of each; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49253/21]
The Department of Finance (Vote 7) has a capital allocation of €1m per annum under the revised National Development plan 2021-2023. This budget is allocated to fund expenditure on IT hardware, systems development and for maintenance and building works on the Departmental offices. Due to the nature of the expenditure expected no preliminary work has taken place.
The Office of the Revenue Commissioners (Vote 9) has advised that its digitalisation agenda is under way. This includes the modernisation of Customs processes under the Union Customs Code (UCC) multi-year EU programme which has already delivered a new import system. Work is also well advanced on a new export system, which is scheduled for delivery in 2022. Further development of Revenue’s tax systems via real time electronic connectivity are at planning stage with incremental delivery planned over the next number of years.