One fifth of postal tax returns hit by errors

Self-employed people and company directors who file their tax returns by post have a one in five chance of making an incorrect return or having the Revenue Commissioners calculate the wrong return on their behalf, writes Louise McBride.

28th October, 2006

Self-employed people and company directors who file their tax returns by post have a one in five chance of making an incorrect return or having the Revenue Commissioners calculate the wrong return on their behalf, writes Louise McBride.

About 20 per cent of the paper returns posted to the Revenue last year were incorrect, compared to 5 per cent of returns made electronically, according to Ken Fleming, a project manager with the Revenue Online Service),...

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