Declaration of Salaries and Allowances by Senator Jillian van Turnhout for 2011

Entitlements – Senators Amount per full calendar year for Senators Comment Salary & allowances received by Senator Jillian van Turnhout in period 20 May – 31 Dec ‘11 Comment

Salary

€65,621 pa

Subject to income tax, USC and class K PRSI (4% deduction). There are NIL PRSI benefits pertaining to Class K. 6 % of salary is deducted for the Oireachtas pension.

€40,396 gross

Allowance payable if leader of an Independent group of nominee Senators Public Representation Allowance (PRA) (To cover a list of allowable expenses)

€6,000

Taxed. Paid monthly with salary.

€3,400

Chose €9,250 Unvouched or €15,000 vouched

Tax free. Paid monthly with salary. Form completed at start of year stating which option chosen. Form completed after year end stating amount spent and that it was spent per the rules. Any underspend to be returned.

€5,694

Chose unvouched option which is self-certified

Entitlements – Senators

Amount per full calendar year for Senators

Comment

Salary & allowances received by Senator Jillian van Turnhout in period 20 May – 31 Dec ‘11

Comment

Members do not submit claim forms in the year as this is paid automatically once they complete the initial form. Of Senators opting for vouched PRA allowance 10% will be subject to audit. Travel and Accommodation Allowance (TAA) €7,000 (home less than 25 km from Leinster House) €32,850 (home over 360 km from Leinster House) Tax free. Paid monthly with salary. Must attend 120 days pa to retain full allowance. Complete form naming main residence at start of each year. Complete form at end of year saying allowance spent on travel and accommodation. Must repay 1% of TAA for each day short of 120. No claim forms required once main residence form completed. Declaration of Salaries and Allowances by Senator Jillian van Turnhout for 2011 2|Page €4,309 Live in Dublin 18. Attendance ‘vouched’ by clocking in as set out in SI 84/2010. I had more than the required attendance for 2011.

Entitlements – Senators

Amount per full calendar year for Senators

Comment

Salary & allowances received by Senator Jillian van Turnhout in period 20 May – 31 Dec ‘11 Nil

Comment

Direct purchase scheme (e.g. mobile phone)

Receipts must be provided

Did not avail of this scheme in 2011

Party Leader’s Allowance

€23,383 pa for Independent Senators In case of Senators who are members of a party the amount is €46,766 for first five Senators and then €23,383 for each Senator thereafter. This is paid to their party leader.

Tax free. Paid monthly with salary.

€4,227

In 2011, I received €14,393 of which I returned €10,166 as a gift to the State.

Special Secretarial Allowance

Choice between staff member or vouched allowance for staff or combination of both

Salary scale €23,180-€42,084. Point on scale determined by HR Dept in Houses of the Oireachtas.

I opted for a staff member and publicly advertised the job. 119 applications received. 7 interviewed by myself and one other. Successful applicant had no prior relationship with me.

Declaration of Salaries and Allowances by Senator Jillian van Turnhout for 2011

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Senator Jillian Van Turnhout - Summary 2011 Seanad Éireann Income subject to tax Seanad Éireann Allowances not subject to tax

€43,796 €14,230

Other Information re 2011 Tax clearance certificate provided to Standards in Public Office Commission (SIPOC) on 17 June 2011. Received beginners Irish language classes organised by House of the Oireachtas for members and staff. €60 fee received from RTE for Marian Finucane show panel appearance August 2011. Other positions held/roles:
Roles Organisation Website Benefits Continued with role and received salary until new Chief Executive started in December 2011. From January 2012 I am an advisor to the Chief Executive (pro bono).

Chief Executive

Children's Rights Alliance

www.childrensrights.ie

Chair

Early Childhood Ireland

www.earlychildhoodireland.ie

Pro bono. Position starts January 2012.

Vice Chair Chair Programme Review Steering Group; District Commissioner; Trainer on Code of Ethics; and other volunteer roles Director Women for Election

European Movement Ireland

www.europeanmovement.ie

Pro bono. No expenses claimed in 2011.

Irish Girl Guides

www.irishgirlguides.ie

Pro bono. No mileage and only vouched expenses for direct costs claimed in 2011.

Irish Girl Guides Trust Corporation Ltd Board Member

n/a www.womenforelection.ie

Pro bono. No expenses claimed in 2011. Pro bono. No expenses claimed in 2011.

I have endeavoured to outline all benefits received but do not claim that this statement is free from error. I will correct any errors or omissions as soon as practicable once they have been brought to my attention. Declaration of Salaries and Allowances by Senator Jillian van Turnhout for 2011 4|Page

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