Tax Appeals Commission releases €3 billion

Most of the money caught up in delayed appeals was from ten cases, including US pharma giant Perrigo’s €1.64 billion appeal

Established in 2016, the Tax Appeals Commission was established to speed up decisions when appeals against Revenue Commissioner decisions were made. It inherited €1.1 billion in appeals cases involving 1,500 parties when it was set up

Almost €3 billion of the €4.5 billion entangled in tax appeals has been released this year, according to the Tax Appeals Commission.

After years of huge backlogs, the amount under appeal has now been reduced to €1.55 billion, details supplied to the Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee (Pac) show.

By January of this year the backlog amount had hit €4.5 billion – equivalent to more than a quarter of the HSE’s annual budget. As of November ...