Belfast Telegraph

Friday 22 August 2014

50 TDs fail to provide tax information weeks before statutory deadline

Fifty TDs have failed to provide evidence that their tax affairs are in order eight months into the 30th Dail and just weeks before the statutory deadline.

The Standards in Public Office Commission has not revealed a party by party breakdown of the TDs but has said it will be issuing a final warning to each individual in the coming weeks.

TDs have nine months from the time they're elected to prove they've no problems with the taxman by providing the Standards in Public Office Commission with a Tax Clearance Certificate.

In the absence of this they can meet their legal obligation by providing an Application Statement which is a letter confirming they've applied for a Tax Clearance Cert but the matter is still being adjudicated by Revenue inspectors.

This is the document Bertie Ahern says he will supply.

Despite the looming deadline of February the 24th the Sunday Independent has revealed today that 50 TDs still have not submitted the relevant documents.

The Commission has said it will be issuing a final warning to each individual reminding them of their legal obligations.

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