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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Turnover Tax on Food and Fuel.

Wednesday, 29 June 1966

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 223 No. 10

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Mr. Crotty: Information on Patrick J. Crotty Zoom on Patrick J. Crotty asked the Minister for Finance the estimated revenue from two and a half per cent turnover tax on food and fuel for the year ended 31st March, 1966.

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Finance (Mr. J. Gibbons): Information on James M. Gibbons Zoom on James M. Gibbons For turnover tax purposes, traders are not required to give returns of their sales of food and fuel separately from other sales. I regret, therefore, that no figures are available which would enable me to supply the estimate requested by the Deputy.

Mr. Corish: Information on Brendan Corish Zoom on Brendan Corish They will have to keep separate accounts in future.

Mr. J. Gibbons: Information on James M. Gibbons Zoom on James M. Gibbons The question does not ask for information of that kind.

Mr. Corish: Information on Brendan Corish Zoom on Brendan Corish But there will have to be separate accounts.

The Taoiseach: Information on Seán F. Lemass Zoom on Seán F. Lemass We can discuss that tomorrow when the Bill is before the House.

Mr. Clinton: Information on Mark A. Clinton Zoom on Mark A. Clinton Could the Parliamentary Secretary say how the income from the selective tax is calculated, if it was not possible to eliminate these items first?

Mr. J. Gibbons: Information on James M. Gibbons Zoom on James M. Gibbons The question refers to the turnover tax.


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