Thursday 18 January 2018

Revenue can only give details of deal if deputy grants his permission

Fionnan Sheahan

Fionnan Sheahan

TAX cheat Mick Wallace needs to give permission to the Revenue Commissioners to allow the taxman to explain his €2.1m VAT settlement.

Social Welfare Minister Joan Burton has called on the Revenue to set out the settlement rationale.

The Revenue Commissioners says it cannot comment on a deal with anybody, by law, unless the individual gives permission.

The Revenue says the consent would have to come from Mr Wallace and it would have to contact him to see what specific information can be provided publicly.

Speaking on RTE's 'The Week in Politics', Ms Burton called on the Revenue to set out its position.

"I think we need a very full explanation from the Revenue Commissioners of the circumstances in this case," she said.

Irish Independent

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