Written answers

Tuesday, 12 October 2021

Department of Finance

Tax Appeals Commission

Photo of Claire KerraneClaire Kerrane (Roscommon-Galway, Sinn Fein)
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118. To ask the Minister for Finance the estimated full year cost of recruiting four additional assistant principal officer case managers for the Tax Appeals Commission. [49367/21]

Photo of Paschal DonohoePaschal Donohoe (Dublin Central, Fine Gael)
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In response to the Deputies’ question I am informed by the Tax Appeals Commission that the estimated full year cost of recruiting four additional Case Managers at Assistant Principal Officer level is €278,808 (excluding Employer’s PRSI) or €309,616 (including Employer’s PRSI).

Section 20 of the Finance (Tax Appeals) Act 2015, as amended, provides that the staff of the Commission are civil servants and as such their salary is as per the published civil service pay scales. The starting point of the salary of an Assistant Principal Officer is currently €69,702 and the above estimate assumes that the additional staff are new entrants to the Civil Service recruited through the Public Appointments Service. The latest pay scales of civil servants at all grades (including Assistant Principal Officer) are provided in the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform’s Circular 19/2021, available at the following link: www.gov.ie/en/circular/7bdc5-application-of-1-october-2021-pay-adjustments/

The staffing needs of the Tax Appeals Commission are continuously reviewed, taking account of workloads, management priorities and the ongoing need to respond to changing demands.

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