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# Revenue Commissioners

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# Coast Watch
Internal recruitment drive underway in Customs for patrol boats as figures show cost of service
The service is set to purchase two new patrol craft costing €20m.
# maritime patrol
Customs service to spend €20 million on new boats to help tackle drug trade
One key mission will be the service’s role in the Joint Task Force on Drug Interdiction.
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# Tax
An Garda Síochána pays Revenue €270,000 to settle VAT bill for Templemore restaurant and shop
Confusion had arisen over how goods sold at the restaurant and shop in Templemore should be charged for VAT, according to the report.
# tax bills
Explainer: Preliminary 2020 tax bills are now available to all PAYE workers — but how does it all work?
Your final bill can be significantly reduced to zero or even turned into a refund.
# tax bills
If you received a Covid wage support in 2020, you'll find out today how much income tax you owe
Preliminary statements of tax liability for 2020 will be available to PAYE workers today.
# Taxing matters
Received the PUP or the Covid wage subsidy? Next week, you'll find out what income tax you owe
Here’s a quick guide to how the process will work.
# Revenue Commissioners
Gardaí to increase border county presence as Brexit transition period comes to a halt
State agencies are also warning of potential disruption at Dublin Port in the days ahead.
# A taxing matter
US drug company Perrigo fails in High Court bid to overturn €1.64 billion Irish tax demand
Revenue issued the revised tax demand after an audit of the company in 2016.
# A taxing matter
Received the PUP or Covid wage subsidy? Here's how you can pay back your income tax
Paschal Donohoe says 37,000 employers have signed up for the new wage subsidy scheme.
# Tax Credits
How will the government's 'Stay and Spend' scheme work and how can you claim your tax credits?
Taxpayers can claim back 20% of their spend on food and accommodation as a tax credit.
# A taxing matter
The Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme ends next week — so when will you have to pay back all that income tax?
A top accountancy body has called for definitive guidance from the government.
# Finance
Government u-turns on exclusion of proprietary directors from wage subsidy scheme
The Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme initially excluded people who were proprietary directors of a company.
# covid-19 and business
Explainer: Why there's likely to be a lot of liquidations and corporate insolvencies in the near future
Insolvency experts are expecting to be deluged as a result of the pandemic.
Revenue warned government to urgently close loophole allowing businesses double claim tax relief
A Department of Finance spokesman said they believed the issue had been largely nipped in the bud.
# OFFICIAL
Cork City confirm settlement with Revenue Commissioners
The news comes at the end of a turbulent season for the club.
# Tuam
CAB seize financial documents in Galway search
The search was carried out this morning in Tuam.
# Revenue
Revenue worker who was fired after being caught 'red handed' selling contraband cigarettes loses appeal against dismissal
The details of the case are disclosed in a Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) ruling.
# high wealth
Revenue reviewed Top 100 Rich List ahead of decision to increase focus on wealthy individuals' tax affairs
The PAC was told the list proved ‘beneficial’ to Revenue.
# Lucan
Cannabis worth €240,000 seized following search of property in west Dublin
A 44 year-old woman was arrested at the scene.
# tax loophole
High Court Master says case could be taken against Ireland over special tax treatment given to vulture funds
Edmund Honohan has said there are many similarities to be drawn with the Apple case being taken.
# Deal or no deal
Revenue not planning for customs posts but says it is ready for no-deal Brexit
Revenue has scaled up its Customs IT systems to handle the increased transaction levels.
# Medium Enterprise Division
Government now monitoring tax affairs of medium-sized corporations and certain 'high wealth individuals'
A new division will manage the affairs of people and companies who can’t be monitored by the Revenue’s Large Cases Division.
# Testing times
NCT contract worth €650 million up for grabs for ten years to 2030
Applus, the company which currently operates the test, made €6.5 million in profit last year, down 20% from 2016.
# mv shingle
Ship seized over tobacco smuggling has cost State €410,000 because Revenue can't dispose of it
The MV Shingle was seized in June 2014, when a shipment of over 32 million cigarettes and 4,000kg of tobacco was found on board.
# on my cellphone
Revenue has scrapped its LoCall system in favour of landlines to reduce costs for mobile customers
1890 numbers are only treated as low cost options for calls from landlines.
# Rosslare Europort
Sangria smuggled in boxes labelled 'orange juice' seized alongside 15kg of tobacco
The goods worth roughly €18,000 were seized in Rosslare over the past two days.
# Tax defaulters
Companies linked to Denis Desmond and Mario Rosenstock fined over incorrect tax declarations
A medical consultant, a fisherman and a locksmith also featured on the quarterly list of tax defaulters.
# Criminal Assets Bureau
Criminal Assets Bureau seize car and mobile phones following search of Sligo property
No arrests were made in relation to the seizure.
# expensive
Calls for Revenue to scrap 1890 number as some mobile networks charging 'out of bundle' prices
‘People often assume that it is a free telephone service until their credit runs out or when they receive their bill at the end of the month.’
# High Court
Man facing drug charges takes Revenue to court to try and get his hire-purchase truck back
Aidan Conroy’s truck and trailer were seized at Dublin Port in August 2015.
# in the wrong place
Revenue threatens to dock public servant's pay over a property they'd never heard of
It’s unclear why Revenue believed that the individual owed the State outstanding tax on a number of properties in another county.
# Revenue Commissioners
No plans to legislate against loophole that allowed 200 people to try avoid paying €500 million in tax
The Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe told the Dáil that there are no plans to legislate as the case was dealt with successfully.
# there is no refund
Revenue warns of new scam that claims taxpayers are due a tax refund
The message tells people that they have a certain amount of time to access credit they are entitled to.
# under declaring tax
Sinéad O'Connor on tax defaulters list over €160k settlement
There were also a number of settlements between other individuals and Revenue that totalled over €1m.
# White Christmas
Three biscuit tins full of cocaine were found by customs at Dublin Airport
A 39-year-old woman has been arrested.
Here's how much it would cost to get rid of the USC for incomes under €80,000
Last night the Labour party said that it will abolish charge on the first €72,000 of individual income.
# Property Tax
Revenue taking money from people who have undervalued their homes
The number of individuals who have mandatory reductions on pensions or wages has doubled since 2013.
# No Hiding
Airbnb meets hosts after telling the tax man about them
The company will supply information to the Revenue Commissioners dating back to May 2014.
# Caught
Man arrested off Faro flight after cocaine found in suitcase at Cork Airport
In a separate operation, gardaí discovered an elaborate grow house in Country Meath with €750,000 worth of cannabis plants.
# Rosslare
Four men arrested after these dogs sniffed out €184,000 worth of drugs
The drugs were found in a Lithuanian registered van.