January VAT receipts reflect the period of level 5 restrictions in November and late-December 2020. Returns of €2,359 million were €343 million, or 12.7 per cent lower than in January 2020. Similarly, excise duties fell €102 million or 20 per cent on the same month last year. January is not a significant month for corporation tax and receipts of €57 million were down by €58 million on the January 2020 outturn. This is after €85 million in receipts were withheld to fund payments under the Covid Restrictions Support Scheme (CRSS). Income tax receipts of €2,283 million were collected in January, up by €85 million or 3.9% on the same month last year, and continue to show resilience to current labour market conditions.