Stamping out tax fraud could save €500m: Burton

The Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton has said stamping out tax fraud could save the exchequer half a billion euro.

The Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton has said stamping out tax fraud could save the exchequer half a billion euro.

Ms Burton's comments follow news that the Revenue Commissioners collected just under €32bn in tax last year, down €1.3bn on figures for the previous year.

Audits and assurance checks, particularly on 'cash' businesses, brought in an extra €493m last year.

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