Keeping onside with the taxman

Is the tax authority being overzealous in getting its money? And how is it perceived by the firms it's collecting from? Tina-Marie O'Neill investigates.

1st September, 2012
Patricia Callan of the Small Firms Association.

The collapse of the freight company Target Express has focused attention on the debt collection tactics of the Revenue Commissioners. The company blamed the Revenue for putting it out of business by obtaining an attachment order over its finances.

But what is the general view of the tax authority among businesses? While the business representatives interviewed by *The Sunday Business Post* said they would not tolerate the failure of companies to pay their taxes, they...

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