Dáil Éireann - Volume 481 - 08 October, 1997
Written Answers. - Tax Yield.
Mr. B. O'Keeffe Mr. B. O'Keeffe
58. Mr. B. O'Keeffe asked the Minister for Finance the revenue which is generated in taxation from invalidity pensions. [15309/97]
Minister for Finance (Mr. McCreevy) Charlie McCreevy
Minister for Finance (Mr. McCreevy): I am advised by the Revenue Commissioners that income tax statistics do not distinguish between the amounts of tax that arise from disability pensions, previously known as invalidity pensions, and from other sources. The extent to which taxation actually arises in a given case depends, of course, on the amount of other income that the social welfare recipient, or the recipient's spouse, has in the particular tax year. If there is no other income in addition to the social welfare payment, the existing exemption limits and allowances can be expected to ensure that there is no tax to be paid on the social welfare income itself.
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