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Written Answers. - Tax Relief.

Wednesday, 8 May 1996

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 465 No. 1

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 63. Mr. N. Ahern Information on Noel Ahern Zoom on Noel Ahern  asked the Minister for Finance Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn  the reason a claim cannot be made for an extra tax-free allowance on a MEDI form for chiropractor services of approximately £500; and if he will amend the regulations to include such medical expenses. [9330/96]

Minister for Finance (Mr. Quinn): Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn I have been advised by the Revenue Commissioners that tax relief in respect of fees paid to a chiropractor for treatment prescribed by a doctor is allowed. Qualifying medical expenses are subject to a statutory deduction of £100 per annum per person or £200 per person for two or more persons.


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