C&AG: Revenue 'doesn't know' scale of tax non-compliance

The Comptroller and Auditor General's report for 2011 has concluded that Revenue Commissioners do not have an accurate picture of the level of tax non-compliance in the country.

27th September, 2012

The Comptroller and Auditor General's report for 2011 has concluded that Revenue Commissioners do not have an accurate picture of the level of tax non-compliance in the country.

A clear understanding of the level of non-compliance by individuals and businesses that are liable to pay tax (the tax gap) "is a basic requirement for effective management of taxpayer compliance", the report said.

It noted that in Britain, the overall loss of revenue due to non-compliance was...

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