Revenue turns the screw

The tax authority is escalating its nationwide investigations into the tax tactics of well-paid contractors, writes Ian Kehoe.

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Ian Kehoe

13th April, 2014
One professional contractor claimed travel expenses for trips around Ireland while on honeymoon in Florida.

How much is too much? It is a question that Revenue officials have been asking for the past 12 months, as they investigate the expenses and subsistence claims of self-employed professionals who operate through their own companies.

The level of expenses being claimed is central to the Revenue's so-called Contractors Project', a nationwide investigation launched last year amid fears that many contractors were deliberately overstating their travel and business expenses to evade tax on earnings.

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