No more excuses. No more procrastination. Come in Mr Taxpayer your time is up.
That’s the key message from both The Sunday Business Post and The Sunday Times, both of which devote copious space to the upcoming October 31 and November 15 tax deadlines.
Two dozen tax officials have been disciplined for abuse of access to internal records since 2009, according to the Sunday Times. Three officials resigned and two were dismissed after being caught using the system for personal gains.
The Revenue is stepping up its crackdown on undeclared income by targeting accountants, lawyers and other professionals, The Sunday Business Post reports.
The Revenue is targeting teachers who give grinds as part of an investigation into the so-called ‘shadow economy’, according to The Sunday Business Post.
Principals in some Dublin schools received letters from the Revenue last week asking them to remind teachers any additional income from delivering grinds was subject to tax.
Almost 1,000 taxpayers a month are downloading the Revenue’s mobile phone app designed to make it easier to claim tax relief on medical expenses, according to The Sunday Business Post.