Given that the state now faces the worst financial crisis in 20 odd years if not eighty-then can the Government honestly say it has collected all the revenue it should?
A number of questions
Why in The Bank Of IRE survey did 33,000 claim to be Millionaires in terms of income but the revenue only have records of 12,000? Our 'Bright' Minister for Finance recently asked for info on this!
How many times during the boom were you told by a tradesman that you could have a job done much cheaper if you paid cash? Many Self Employed people will tell you that the revenue know they are not paying everything but so long as they pay a reasonable amount ,they are happy.
I propose two solutions-one another Amnesty and two hire a hundred Commission only Revenue Commissioners to pore through the books of those associated with the building boom.