Thursday, 6 December 2018

Ceisteanna (75)

Tom Neville

Ceist:

75. Deputy Tom Neville asked the Minister for Finance if the Revenue Commissioners will contact a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51225/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Finance)

I am advised by Revenue that the person in question has a very significant tax debt which has been the subject of protracted legal proceedings. Current legal proceedings stand adjourned before the Examiner in the High Court until 16 January 2019.

Given the level of non-compliance and failure by the person concerned to engage satisfactorily with Revenue over a long period, I am advised by Revenue that it will not be deferring further legal action, as necessary, to seek to recover the significant debt owed in this instance.

If the person concerned wishes to make realistic payment proposals in advance of 16 January 2019, they should immediately contact Revenue’s external solicitors, Holmes O’ Malley Sexton, who are dealing with this matter. Such a proposal would need to address the full quantum of the outstanding tax debt, including interest, and recovery costs.