Special Report: Doctoring the tax system

Ian Kehoe and Jack Horgan-Jones reveal the inside story of how the Revenue uncovered a tax avoidance ring among Ireland’s medical consultants

16th July, 2017
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Medical consultants know all about viruses: how they behave, how they spread, and how they infect. But in the early years of this decade, they weren’t able to detect one that was moving in their own circles. Just like a virus, a simple, off-the-shelf tax scheme was shared between some of the country’s most highly-paid doctors.

The scheme allowed them to wipe tens of thousands of euro (hundreds of thousands in...

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