Question to the Minister for Finance:
To ask the total amount of tax collected annually by Revenue from benefit in kind taxation of health insurance policies provided to employees by their employers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. – Jerry Buttimer.
For WRITTEN answer on Thursday, 14th February, 2013.
Ref No: 7863/13
Minister for Finance ( Mr Noonan):
I am informed by the Revenue Commissioners that information in respect of benefits-in-kind arising from payment of medical insurance premia is not captured in such a way as to provide a basis for compiling the information sought by the Deputy. Details of taxable benefits are required to be returned in aggregate form only on the P35 return so it is not possible to separately identify different types of benefits.