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Written Answers. - Taxpayer Statistics.

Tuesday, 26 November 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 558 No. 1

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 214. Mr. Rabbitte Information on Pat Rabbitte Zoom on Pat Rabbitte  asked the Minister for Finance Information on Charlie McCreevy Zoom on Charlie McCreevy  the proportion of PAYE taxpayers and taxpayers other than PAYE taxpayers who are earning under ?13,000 per annum, under ?17,650 per annum, under ?26,000 per annum, under ?38,740 per annum, under ?50,000 per annum, and under ?75,000 per annum; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23749/02]

Minister for Finance (Mr. McCreevy): Information on Charlie McCreevy Zoom on Charlie McCreevy It is assumed that what the Deputy requires is the proportion of PAYE and self-employed income earners in the ranges of income specified as determined by reference to the income tax record. I am advised by the Revenue Commissioners that the information requested by the Deputy, estimated by reference to the income tax year 2002, is as follows:

Proportions of all PAYE and self-employed income earners on tax records, including tax exempt individuals, by ranges of income.

Income Tax Year 2002   PAYE   Self-Employed
Gross Income € Numbers % of all PAYEincome earners Numbers % of all self-employedincome earners
Not exceeding €12,999 514,546 32 60,950 26
€13,000-€17,649 175,291 11 26,377 11
€17,650-€25,999 285,966 18 40,725 17
€26,000-€38,739 284,302 17 37,456 16
€38,740-€49,999 144,199 9 19,952 8
€50,000-€74,999 141,298 9 23,442 10

These numbers are provisional and are subject to revision.

A married couple who has elected or has been deemed to have elected for joint assessment is counted as one tax unit.


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