Saturday 25 February 2017

Charlie Weston: Farcical blitz by Revenue generates tears not taxes

THE Revenue Commissioners have treated us to a masterclass in the past few days on how not to tackle the thorny issue of taxation and pensioners.

They have spread panic, fear and needless anxiety among a cohort of the population that, more than any other group, hates uncertainty.

Reports of elderly people ringing the Pensions Ombudsman's office in tears because they could not get through to Revenue helplines are testament to just how badly the issue has been handled.

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