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A taxing question

I want to pay the property tax immediately, but am enquiring as to which bank — Irish or German — I should make out the cheque.

Or, if more convenient, I can make it payable to one of the bank directors or higher executives. A prompt reply would be appreciated, before my bank account is raided by the Government.

I remain, your faithful serf,

Mike Mahon

Templeogue

Dublin 6W


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