Revenue wins battle to identify tax cheats

The Revenue Commissioners have won the first legal battle in their quest to identify Irish people who used offshore accounts and investments to evade tax.

14th May, 2005

The Revenue Commissioners have won the first legal battle in their quest to identify Irish people who used offshore accounts and investments to evade tax.

The High Court granted the Revenue an order last Monday to force an Irish financial institution to hand over the names of thousands of customers who held accounts in an offshore subsidiary. The institution must provide the account details within weeks.

This marks the start of the second phase in...

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