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Written Answers - Tax Code

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 760 No. 3

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 130.  Deputy Michael Healy-Rae Information on Michael Healy-Rae Zoom on Michael Healy-Rae  asked the Minister for Finance Information on Michael Noonan Zoom on Michael Noonan  if he will provide a breakdown at today's prices of the amount of VAT, tax, charges and so on taken out of every €10 of diesel and petrol; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16373/12]

Minister for Finance (Deputy Michael Noonan): Information on Michael Noonan Zoom on Michael Noonan I am informed by the Revenue Commissioners that the breakdown of Mineral Oil Tax, Carbon Tax and VAT out of €10 of petrol and auto-diesel at average prices is as follows:

Petrol Diesel
Mineral Oil Tax 3.25 2.67
Carbon Tax 0.27 0.33
VAT 1.87 1.87
Total Tax 5.39 4.87

The Mineral Oil Tax and Carbon Tax amounts were calculated using an average price of 166.9 cent per litre for petrol and 159.9 cent per litre for auto-diesel.

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