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Noonan, Michael

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Tax Code

Was asked: the saving to the Exchequer that would accrue from including child benefit as taxable income.More Button

Was asked: the saving to the Exchequer that would accrue from including child benefit as taxable income; if the Revenue Commissioners have the capabilities to do if so directed; and if he will make a statemen...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 4 and 9 together. More Button

I am informed by the Revenue Commissioners that the yield from taxing Child Benefit is fully dependent on resolving a number of significant and complex policy and legal issues before the question...More Button

In view of the considerable legal and policy issues involved, it is extremely difficult to estimate the likely yield as a result of taxing Child Benefit. I am advised that the estimated full year...More Button

Regarding the implementation of any decisions the Government might make, I am further informed that, were the legal and policy issues resolved and legislated for, there are very well established ...More Button

Was asked: the different rates of tobacco duty for cigarettes and rolling tobacco; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Following yesterday’s Budget changes, the rate of tobacco products tax applicable to cigarettes is €237.69 per thousand together with an amount equal to 8.83 per cent of the price at which the ciga...More Button

Banks Recapitalisation

Was asked: if it is possible to identify the current holders of the remaining Irish Bank Resolution Corporation bonds; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The bank has no means of establishing the underlying ownership of these securities which are freely tradable once issued. These securities are publicly traded and dealt through market participants ...More Button

Credit Unions Regulation

Was asked: the steps that need to be taken for a new single payments platform for credit unions to receive regulatory approval; if any application has been made for such approval; the date on which the applic...More Button

The Central Bank of Ireland has responsibility for the approval of an application to operate a single payments platform. If an entity wishes to establish a single payments platform for credit union...More Button

An entity seeking authorisation as a payment institution pursuant to the PSRs would be required to submit an application for authorisation to the Central Bank in accordance with Regulation 10 of ...More Button

Public Procurement Contracts Tenders

Was asked: the percentage of Government contracts that are awarded to non-Irish companies; the percentage of these that go to EU companies; and if he will provide details as to the percentage of contracts awa...More Button

In response to the Deputy’s question my Department does not keep a central record of the nationality of companies that are awarded contracts to provide goods or services to my Department. My Depar...More Button

  Question No. 9 answered with Question No. 4.More Button

Tax Yield

Was asked: the total payments to the Exchequer resulting from the carbon tax in each of the years since its introduction to date; if he will provide a breakdown of the energy sources, that is oil, gas and so ...More Button

I am informed by the Revenue Commissioners that the total payments to the Exchequer resulting from the introduction of Carbon Tax are shown in the tables.

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EU Directives

Was asked: the position regarding the proposals to revise the existing energy taxation directive; if he expects that the negotiations on this directive will be completed during Ireland's Presidency of the Eur...More Button

The taxation of energy products is to a certain extent harmonized at EU level. Directive 2003/96/EC known as the Energy Tax Directive (ETD) refers. The current ETD provides for minimum excise rates...More Button

Budget Submissions

Was asked: his views on a submission (details supplied) from the Retired Civil and Public Servants' Association.More Button

I have received a copy of the submission to which the Deputy refers. As with other pre-Budget submissions it was circulated to the relevant officials in my Department so that its contents could be...More Button

Customs and Excise Controls

Was asked: the normal procedure in cases similar to the seizure of goods and accessories in the possession of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I am advised by the Revenue Commissioners that on 29 November 2012 the person concerned was stopped by a Revenue Customs Officer in the Customs Blue Channel at Dublin Airport. The person had arriv...More Button

On 1 December 2012, having received confirmation from the relevant right holders (brand owners) that the goods are counterfeit, the Revenue Customs Officer seized the goods under the Customs Acts...More Button


 

 

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