Taxing times: How a rise in suspicious transaction reports is helping Revenue know where to look

With reports of suspicious transactions and cigarette smuggling on the rise, and a surge in customs declarations due to the rise of online retail, Niall Cody and the Revenue Commissioners have their work cut out for the coming year as they plan to ‘enhance capability’

Niall Cody, chairman of the Revenue Commissioners: last year’s tax take of €67.5 billion was a record due to surging corporation tax payments and increased consumer spending as the economy reopened. Picture: Fergal Phillips