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Noonan, Michael

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

VAT Rates Application

Was asked: if he will confirm the VAT rate applicable on the monitoring of personal security alarms for the elderly.More Button

The standard VAT rate of 23% applies to the personal security alarms for the elderly. This rate also applies to fees charged for monitoring of such personal alarms. It is not possible under EU VAT...More Button

Value for Money Reviews

Was asked: if he will set out the value for money reports and the focused policy assessments carried out within his Department since March 2011; the actions that have been taken to implement such reports; and...More Button

In September 2008 the Government agreed to undertake a new round of Value for Money and Policy Reviews covering the three year period 2009-2011. The Department of Finance was not scheduled to carr...More Button

Mortgage Interest Rates Issues

Was asked: his views on the recent interest rate increase on variable rate mortgages by a bank (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I, as Minister for Finance, have no statutory role in relation to the variable mortgage interest rates charged by regulated financial institutions. It is a commercial matter for the banks concerne...More Button

However, as part of the Central Bank’s work on mortgage arrears, lenders were asked to consider all avenues to help customers in arrears, including interest rate reductions. Currently, several l...More Button

Property Taxation Exemptions

Was asked: in view of the exemption from the local property tax for residential properties owned by a charity or a public body and used to provide accommodation and support for persons who have a particular n...More Button

Based on the information provided by the Deputy it is not possible to give a definitive reply. However, the following information may be of relevance, depending on the circumstances. While there i...More Button

I am advised that section 189A of the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997 (as amended), defines 'incapacitated individual' as an individual who is permanently and totally incapacitated, by reason of men...More Button

Where an exemption cannot be claimed under section 10B of the Act, an incapacitated person may qualify for a reduction in the market value of their property under section 15A of the 2012 Act. Th...More Button

The LPT relief for adaptations for the disabled has been linked to the grant scheme for adaptations to ensure the relief is targeted at cases where necessary adaptations are made. It also ensure...More Button

Budget 2014 Issues

Was asked: if he will provide a list of all publications of forecast accounts from his Department which have been released to date this year, and which will be released for the rest of the year, which provide...More Button

In the past, the Department of Finance has generally released three separate publications containing macroeconomic and budgetary forecasts.

1. The Stability Programme Update, the most rec...More Button