Taxing questions

I read with surprise that the ‘‘usual outcome of a tax audit is the payment of substantial taxes and penalties’’ (31/8/08).

6th September, 2008

I read with surprise that the ‘‘usual outcome of a tax audit is the payment of substantial taxes and penalties’’ (31/8/08).

Given that the selection process by the Revenue Commissioners can be random as well as deliberate, this answer, if correct, would mean that people are more usually tax non-compliant than compliant.

Can this really be true? I think businesses today are, to a large extent, compliant and can face a tax...

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