Lawyers targeted by Revenue in offshore tax crackdown
• Revenue demands details of clients involved in overseas transactions • Probe identifies more than 700 solicitors in deals dating from 1991
The Revenue Commissioners has launched a major trawl of hundreds of solicitors associated with offshore transactions as part of a clampdown on deals which could be used to hide assets from the taxman.
According to documents obtained by The Sunday Business Post, the Revenue’s offshore enforcement started grilling firms of solicitors as long ago as 2010, mandating them to provide details of offshore transactions, including clients names and addresses, and the purpose of each transaction....
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