The long arm of the Revenue

The long arm of the Revenue
Mick Wallace: admitted to falsifying his company's tax declarations. Photo: Tony O'Shea

Revenue has plenty of options when it comes to pursuing tax defaulters, writes Brian Keegan.

Two things annoy the Revenue Commissioners. One is failing to pay tax that is due. The other is making a false tax return.

While Revenue has considerable powers to chase and collect amounts of tax owing, making a false return is what really gets individuals and companies into trouble.

By making a false return, perhaps for income tax, corporation tax, Vat or Paye, a taxpayer - whether an individual or a company - runs the...

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