The Tycoon And The Taxman

JP McManus is best known for his success on the horses, but the Limerick man is sharpest on the backgammon board

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer @whytebarry
12th June, 2016
JP McManus at the Cheltenham Festival, circa March 1976

In July 2015, in the midst of JP McManus’s legal suit against the IRS – America’s taxman – the Irish Revenue Commissioners weighed into the fight.

In a letter written by a Revenue officer, on official headed paper, it claimed that McManus had not been registered for income tax or capital gains tax in Ireland for more than two decades, that he wasn’t an Irish tax resident, and that his payment of...

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