Revenue turns spotlight on Irish money abroad
Internal briefing notes show that a high level of international cooperation has helped the Irish authorities to track down funds that were hidden up to now, writes Ian Kehoe.
The offshore offensive continues apace. Ten years into its mammoth special investigation of offshore assets, the Revenue Commissioners are still obtaining new information about the scale and scope of Irish wealth salted abroad.
Sometimes, the information comes from unlikely sources. In recent months, a number of foreign countries have contacted the Irish tax authority to highlight a new trend. It is one that has left even some hardened Revenue officials surprised.
Internal Revenue briefing notes...
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