Below you will find contacts for each area of Tax Policy in the Department of Finance.
Please note that individual queries in relation to tax issues should be addressed, in the first instance, to your local Revenue office. The Department of Finance deals with tax policy rather than the management of specific cases.
For general website queries, please contact Sinéad Reynolds.
|Overall Management Team|
|Derek Moran||Assistant Secretary||Fiscal Policy Division||Derek Moran|
|Capital and Savings Taxation Policy, Tax Administration and Revenue Powers|
|The Capital and Savings Taxation Policy, Tax Administration and Revenue Powers team deals with Capital Acquisitions Tax, Capital Gains Tax, Property Tax, Pensions taxation policy, Stamp Duty (including property, shares & insurance levies), DIRT, Exit Taxes, Residence and Domicile Issues. It is also responsible for Finance Bill and Tax Strategy Group coordination, Pre-Budget Submissions management, various tax policy areas including Tax Clearance, Relevant Contracts Tax,Professional Services Withholding Tax, Cycle To Work Scheme, Travelsave Scheme, Benefit-in-Kind, Mandatory Disclosure and Revenue Powers.|
|Des O’Leary||Principal||Capital and Savings Taxation Policy, Tax Administration and Revenue Powers||Des O’Leary|
|Liam Smith||Assistant Principal||Property, Savings Taxation Policy, Stamp Duty and Residence Issues||Liam Smith|
|Donal Murtagh||Assistant Principal||Capital and Pensions Taxation Policy||Donal Murtagh|
|John Day||Assistant Principal||Tax Administration and Revenue Powers||John Day|
|The Indirect Taxes team deals with Value Added Tax, Energy and Environmental Tax Policy, Air Travel Tax and Betting Duty, and Other Excise Duties including Excises on Alcohol and Tobacco Products and Vehicle Registration Tax|
|Gerry Kenny||Principal||Indirect Taxes||Gerry Kenny|
|Ray Kavanagh||Assistant Principal||Value-Added Tax||Ray Kavanagh|
|Clare McNamara||Assistant Principal||Energy and Environmental Taxes||Clare McNamara|
|Kevin Kirwan||Assistant Principal||Excise Duty||Kevin Kirwan|
|Income Tax Policy|
|The Income Tax policy team deals with aspects of income tax such as Income Tax Credits Rates & Bands, the Universal Social Charge, the Income Levy, the Health Levy and PRSI. It also deals with Mortgage Interest Relief and Medical Expenses Relief. The Income Tax Incentives team deals with income tax incentives with the exception of property based reliefs.|
|Brenda McVeigh||Principal||Income Tax Policy||Brenda McVeigh|
|Seamus Milne||Assistant Principal||Income Tax Policy||Seamus Milne|
|Sinéad Reynolds||Assistant Principal||Income Tax Incentives||Sinéad Reynolds|
|Business Tax Team|
|The Business Tax Team deals with business related tax policy issues including Corporation Tax policy, IFSC tax policy, Tax Expenditures including legacy property tax reliefs, pensions tax policy, the R&D tax credit, the intellectual property regime, the holding company regime, bilateral tax treaties and other EU and international tax policy issues.|
|Gary Tobin||Principal||Head of Unit||Gary Tobin|
|John Moore||Assistant Principal||EU/International Tax Policy||John Moore|
|Brendan O’Connor||Fiscal Economist||Fiscal/Economic Division||Brendan O’Connor|
|Kate Levey||Assistant Principal||Corporation Tax||Kate Levey|
|Declan Kelly||Assistant Principal||EU Fiscal Attaché||Declan Kelly|
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