High Court setback for Revenue

The Revenue Commissioners offshore assets investigation has suffered a major setback following a High Court ruling that the tax authority had no legal right to obtain financial information from offshore banks.

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Ian Kehoe

19th May, 2007

The Revenue Commissioners offshore assets investigation has suffered a major setback following a High Court ruling that the tax authority had no legal right to obtain financial information from offshore banks.

As part of its wide-ranging probe into offshore tax evasion the Revenue compelled a number of Irish banks, including AIB and Bank of Ireland, to hand over confidential customer information relating to offshore subsidiaries in locations such as the Isle of Man and Channel...

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