McManus 'not popular' with Revenue, says lawyer

McManus 'not popular' with Revenue, says lawyer
Businessman JP McManus

Claim made at Washington court as JP tries to recoup €4.6m in taxes

A lawyer for billionaire Irish businessman JP McManus has claimed that he may be unpopular with Revenue because he is wealthy, well-known and paid no tax for 15 years.

The claim came in at a hearing in the US Court of Federal Claims in Washington yesterday. The racehorse owner is taking legal action to try to recoup $5.2m (€4.6m) in taxes that he says should not have been withheld from $17.4m that he made in...

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