Revenue deploys ‘real-time’ info to claw back €105m in wage subsidies

The organisation is using its online PAYE system to receive electronic updates whenever a new wage payment is made by employers to workers

The Revenue is using data analytics to help in “identifying employers who may not meet the eligibility criteria” and “better target fraud risk”

The Revenue Commissioners have been using “real time” information on firms’ finances to claw back €105 million in payments under the wage subsidy scheme.

The state body is using its PAYE online system to get electronic updates every time a new wage payment is made by employers to their workers.

The Revenue has issued demands for €105 million in repayments under the €7 billion employment wage subsidy scheme, according to internal briefing documents obtained under ...