Taxpayers may pay for Revenue errors

The Revenue Commissioners can pursue homeowners for under-declaring the value of their house for the new property tax, even if they paid the figure recommended by Revenue itself.

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Ian Kehoe

3rd February, 2013

The Revenue Commissioners can pursue homeowners for under-declaring the value of their house for the new property tax, even if they have actually paid the figure recommended by Revenue itself.

With 1.6 million homeowners due to receive estimates from Revenue in the coming weeks, it has emerged that the tax authority has been granted the right to alter their initial valuation if they find that it was too low.

This means that even individuals who pay...

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