81. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Taoiseach if all agencies under his aegis have an up to date tax clearance certificate; the agencies which do not have an up to date tax clearance certificate; and the reason they do not have a tax clearance certificate in each case, in tabular form. (Question 30293/17 asked on 28 Jun 2017 - Departmental Agencies Data)

Taoiseach (Deputy Leo Varadkar)(Deputy Leo Varadkar): The National Economic and Social Council (NESC), the only relevant body insofar as my Department is concerned, is an advisory body and not required to have a tax clearance certificate. 
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85. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if all agencies under her aegis have an up to date tax clearance certificate; the agencies which do not have an up to date tax clearance certificate; the reason they do not have a tax clearance certificate in each case, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 30289/17 asked on 28 Jun 2017 - Departmental Agencies Data)

Tánaiste and Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): Section 4.1 of the Department of Finance circular 43/2006, which deals with tax clearance procedures in respect of public sector contracts, provides that contracts awarded and payments between public sectors bodies are excluded from tax clearance procedures. 
In light of this, it is not strictly necessary for state agencies to obtain tax clearance certificates. Nevertheless the following agencies under the ae...

93. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Finance if all agencies under his aegis have an up to date tax clearance certificate; the agencies which do not have an up to date tax clearance certificate; the reason they do not have a tax clearance certificate in each case, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 30286/17 asked on 28 Jun 2017 - Departmental Agencies Data)

Minister for Finance (Deputy Paschal Donohoe): In response to the Deputy’s question, I am advised that of the eighteen bodies under the aegis of my Department, ten have an up to date tax clearance certificate.  These bodies are the Office of the Comptroller & Auditor General, Central Bank, Financial Services Ombudsman Bureau, Irish Bank Resolution Corporation, Irish Fiscal Advisory Council, National Asset Management Agency, National Treasury Management Agency, Office of the Revenue Commissioners...

100. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if all agencies under his aegis have an up to date tax clearance certificate; the agencies which do not have an up to date tax clearance certificate; the reason they do not have a tax clearance certificate in each case, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 30291/17 asked on 28 Jun 2017 - Departmental Agencies Data)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Paschal Donohoe): In response to the Deputy’s question, the Public Appointments Service, the Office of Public Works, the State Laboratory, the Office of the Ombudsman and the Regulator of the National Lottery are all tax compliant.  PAS and OPW have up to date tax clearance certificates.  The State Laboratory supply their customers with their tax numbers and access codes and the customer uses this information to check tax compliance on the Reven...

107. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Education and Skills if all agencies under his aegis have an up to date tax clearance certificate; the agencies which do not have an up to date tax clearance certificate; the reason they do not have a tax clearance certificate in each case, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 30284/17 asked on 28 Jun 2017 - Departmental Agencies Data)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): My officials are in the process of collating the data sought by the Deputy and will respond to the Deputy as soon as possible.
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143. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if all agencies under his aegis have an up to date tax clearance certificate; the agencies which do not have an up to date tax clearance certificate; the reason they do not have a tax clearance certificate in each case, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 30287/17 asked on 28 Jun 2017 - Departmental Agencies Data)

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade (Deputy Simon Coveney): There are no agencies under the aegis of my Department so the issue raised by the Deputy does not arise.
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151. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if all agencies under his aegis have an up to date tax clearance certificate; the agencies which do not have an up to date tax clearance certificate; the reason they do not have a tax clearance certificate in each case, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 30290/17 asked on 28 Jun 2017 - Departmental Agencies Data)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I can confirm that the Department and its agencies comprising the eight votes in the Justice Vote Group all have up to date tax clearance certificates.
Separately, I am advised by the Garda Authorities that, as the Deputy may be aware, the taxation status of certain entities attached to the Garda College in Templemore is the subject of further review which is ongoing at present.
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163. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs if all agencies under her aegis have an up to date tax clearance certificate; the agencies which do not have an up to date tax clearance certificate; the reason they do not have a tax clearance certificate in each case, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 30280/17 asked on 28 Jun 2017 - Departmental Agencies Data)

Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs (Deputy Heather Humphreys): I am pleased to confirm to the Deputy that I am advised that a current tax clearance certificate is held by each of those bodies and agencies under the aegis of my Department.
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185. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Health if all agencies under his aegis have an up to date tax clearance certificate; the agencies which do not have an up to date tax clearance certificate; the reason they do not have a tax clearance certificate in each case, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 30288/17 asked on 28 Jun 2017 - Departmental Agencies Data)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): In line with the Department of Expenditure and Reform’s Code of Practice for the Governance of State Bodies all State Bodies under my aegis must comply with the Code and this includes compliance with tax laws and the requirements of the Revenue Commissioners. The following table sets out the information requested by the Deputy specifically in relation to tax clearance certificates. 
As can be seen, 18 of the 19 Agencies have an up to date Tax Clearanc...

212. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if all agencies under his aegis have an up to date tax clearance certificate; the agencies which do not have an up to date tax clearance certificate; the reason they do not have a tax clearance certificate in each case, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 30279/17 asked on 28 Jun 2017 - Departmental Agencies Data)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Deputy Michael Creed): I have requested the State Bodies under the aegis of my Department to respond directly to the Deputy, on the specific information requested, as this is an operational matter for the organisations themselves.
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225. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if all agencies under his aegis have an up to date tax clearance certificate; the agencies which do not have an up to date tax clearance certificate; the reason they do not have a tax clearance certificate in each case, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 30282/17 asked on 28 Jun 2017 - Departmental Agencies Data)

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment (Deputy Denis Naughten): All of the relevant State Bodies under the aegis of my Department have confirmed that they have up to date tax clearance certificates. 
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233. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if all agencies under his aegis have an up to date tax clearance certificate; the agencies which do not have an up to date tax clearance certificate; the reason they do not have a tax clearance certificate in each case, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 30294/17 asked on 28 Jun 2017 - Departmental Agencies Data)

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport (Deputy Shane Ross): ​Under the Code of Practice for the Governance of State Bodies, each agency is required to confirm its compliance with obligations under tax law.  The position of the agencies in relation to 2015 and 2016 was set out in my response to Parliamentary Question  No. 1883 of 20 June 2017.  In relation to the specific information requested by the Deputy, I am forwarding this to the agencies under my Department’s remit for direct response t...

256. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if all agencies under her aegis have an up to date tax clearance certificate; the agencies which do not have an up to date tax clearance certificate; the reason they do not have a tax clearance certificate in each case, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 30281/17 asked on 28 Jun 2017 - Departmental Agencies Data)

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs (Deputy Katherine Zappone): I am advised that the State Agencies under the remit of my Department have up to date tax clearance certificates.
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277. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Social Protection if all agencies under her aegis have an up to date tax clearance certificate; the agencies which do not have an up to date tax clearance certificate; the reason they do not have a tax clearance certificate in each case, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 30292/17 asked on 28 Jun 2017 - Departmental Agencies Data)

Minister for Social Protection (Deputy Regina Doherty): The statutory bodies operating under the aegis of my Department are the Citizens Information Board, the Pensions Authority, the Pensions Council, the Pensions Ombudsman and the Social Welfare Tribunal.
I can confirm that the Citizens Information Board and the Pensions Authority have up-to-date tax clearance certificates.
As the financial and budgetary matters in relation to the operation of the Pensions Council, the Pensions Ombudsman and t...

301. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if all agencies under his aegis have an up to date tax clearance certificate; the agencies which do not have an up to date tax clearance certificate; the reason they do not have a tax clearance certificate in each case, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 30285/17 asked on 28 Jun 2017 - Departmental Agencies Data)

Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government (Deputy Eoghan Murphy): Tax clearance certificates for all of the State agencies under my Department’s remit are fully up-to-date.
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312. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if all agencies under his aegis have an up to date tax clearance certificate; the agencies which do not have an up to date tax clearance certificate; the reason they do not have a tax clearance certificate in each case, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 30283/17 asked on 28 Jun 2017 - Departmental Agencies Data)

Minister of State at the Department of Defence (Deputy Paul Kehoe): The only State body currently under the aegis of the Department of Defence is the Army Pensions Board. As the Army Pensions Board does not have its own budget, all expenditure and financial transactions relating to it are administered by my Department through the Army Pensions Vote, Vote 35.  Consequently the Board is not required to have a tax clearance certificate. 
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