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Blame game over bogus accounts

Tax dodgers have paid almost €2.2 billion since the Revenue Commissioners stepped up its tax evasion investigations several years ago.

29th April, 2006

Tax dodgers have paid almost €2.2 billion since the Revenue Commissioners stepped up its tax evasion investigations several years ago. This windfall is largely due to new powers given to the Revenue in 1999, which allow it to conduct on-site audits of banks and get High Court orders to access customer bank accounts.

Last year, this power was extended to allow the Revenue inspect the customer records of life insurance companies.

Before 1999, the Revenue had...

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