Dáil Éireann - Volume 424 - 03 November, 1992

Written Answers. - Married Workers' Tax Allowance.

92. Mr. J. Mitchell asked the Minister for Finance the tax allowances in respect of a married worker on the average industrial wage and paying PRSI/PAYE where the spouse is not working and assuming only basic allowances; the amount of income tax and social insurance contributions he would have paid per week; the percentage of his gross pay represented by income tax and social insurance contributions in the tax years from 1986-87 to 1991-92; and if he will give an estimated figure for the tax year 1992-93.

Minister for Finance (Mr. B. Ahern): The information requested by the Deputy is set out in the following table.

Tax Year

Average Industrial Wage Annual/weekly

Tax free Allowances Annual/weekly

Tax

PRSI

paid per week

As % of gross pay

paid per week

As % of gross pay* *

£

£

£

%

£

%

1986/87

10,142/194.52

4,986/95.62

34.59

17.79

14.58

7.50

1987/88

10,456/200.54

4,986/95.62

36.70

18.31

15.54

7.75

1988/89

10,981/210.61

5,186/99.46

38.89

18.47

16.32

7.75

1989/90

11,376/218.19

5,186/99.46

37.97

17.41

16.90

7.75

1990/91

11,866/227.58

5,186/99.46

38.43

16.89

17.63

7.75

1991/92

12,394/237.70*

5,286/101.38

39.52

16.60

18.42

7.75

1992/93

12,394/237.70*

5,286/101.38

36.80

15.50

18.42

7.75

[1711]

* Figures are provisional.

* * Includes Health and Unemployment levies.

Figures for the average industrial wage are not available for 1992/93, the latest figure available is March 1992.