We are all in this crisis together, and that includes the tax authorities

The OECD’s guidance for tax authorities in the time of Covid-19 says it is in taxpayers’ and Revenue’s interest to continue to make interactions as seamless as possible

Covid-19’s hard hit on the economy will also have an effect on Revenue operations and, in turn, on the taxpayer

The OECD, the organisation that brought you the base erosion and profit shifting (Beps) initiative, recently issued a report outlining the plight of the tax authorities in these times.

Although you might not think it, some may be unsympathetic. But you have to remember that what affects Revenue will also affect taxpayers in one way or another.

Before getting into that report, let’s look back to when the OECD previously called out the Irish Revenue’s ...