Mature response to tax is welcome and overdue
THE tax men and women are winning and are also now preparing to push home their advantage. Today in this newspaper we bring you the news that all indications are that people are playing as straight as they can with the Revenue Commissioners in the matter of the property tax. Most people are paying up in good time and there is strong evidence to suggest that householders have not messed about when it comes to declaring the value of their property.
Much of this may well be motivated simply by fear. The tax authorities' policy of 'zero tolerance' looks to be producing results.
At long last it has dawned on most people that in a conflict with the Revenue they are unlikely to win. Self-employed people in particular know the importance of being able to get a tax clearance certificate.