E-stamping under Revenue scrutiny

Concerns have been voiced over the Revenue’s new system of processing stamp duty payments, writes Kieron Wood

19th December, 2009

The Revenue Commissioners could ‘‘ambush’’ taxpayers with new arrangements for paying stamp duty online, according to a Dublin solicitor.

E-stamping is to be introduced from December 30, and the Revenue’s inquiry counter will be shut down permanently from Tuesday. In future, queries about stamp duty payments cannot be made in person, but will have to be made by phone, e-mail or letter.

‘‘Before e-stamping, a taxpayer could go in to...

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