Taxman under siege as politicians lobby over 1,700 times

Two-thirds of all representations were made to the Collector General

27th March, 2016
Revenue Commissioners were lobbied more then 1,700 times last year

Ministers, senators and councillors have been clogging up the taxman’s inbox with their constituents’ woes as the Revenue Commissioners were lobbied more than 1,700 times last year.

Two-thirds of all representations were made to the Collector General – the taxman’s debt collector. Its office received 1,174 representations in 2015, according to figures released under the Freedom of Information Act.

More than 150 TDs, including 14 members of the cabinet, were among the politicians...

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