The Tax Man is looking for access to the controversial list of suspected tax defaulters who may have squirreled their money away in secret Swiss bank accounts.
The German authorities have paid €2.5m for the leaked list of 1,500 individuals in a move that has soured Swiss-German relations. The Revenue is now planning to ask for a peek, something the Germans have agreed to do in the past with similar documents in its possession.
The Sunday Business Post reports that “getting information about Swiss bank accounts would be a massive coup for the Revenue, even if no names turned up on the list”.
“According to Revenue sources, it would prove that the era when tax evasion was widespread in Ireland had come to an end,” it says
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