Revenue pivots from tax taker to cash maker in 2020

Each new government scheme to mitigate the effects of Covid-19 involved the immediate mobilisation of an organisation-wide team covering everything from legislation to frontline service readiness

9th May, 2021
Revenue pivots from tax taker to cash maker in 2020
Niall Cody, chairman of Revenue, said all of the organisation’s business model changes over the past year had to happen remotely. Picture: Fergal Phillips

It goes without saying that the job of the Revenue Commissioners is to collect the tax that we all lawfully owe. But 2020 was different – it had to metamorphose into a cash maker for taxpayers rather than for the exchequer.

In its recently published annual report for 2020, Niall Cody, Revenue’s chairman, said the agency “continued to deliver our core business”, which involved collecting gross receipts of over €82 billion, including over €15 billion on...

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