The long arm of the Revenue

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

9th June, 2012
Mick Wallace: admitted to falsifying his company's tax declarations. Photo: Tony O'Shea

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...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Get basic

*New subscribers only

You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly



Unlimited Access for 2 Years

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

The year in review

Legacy Richie Oakley 1 year ago

Newsround: What Thursday’s papers say

Legacy Leanna Byrne 5 years ago

More cycle routes, expansion of Luas to Bray and new bus network proposed

Legacy Digital Desk 5 years ago