Irish Tax Institute comments on Budget 2019

Minister for Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe T.D. delivered Budget 2019 today. In his Budget speech, the Minister confirmed his full support for the recommendations of the independent review of the operations and resources of the Tax Appeals Commission and that he would be providing additional staffing and funding to the Commission.

The Institute has long campaigned for additional resources for the Tax Appeals Commission to address the backlog in the tax appeals system.

Institute President, Marie Bradley (pictured), welcomed the Review of the Workload and Operations of the Tax Appeals Commission.

Marie Bradley speaking

She said: “The report recommends extra resources and investment in the Tax Appeals Commission; this is an important step forward for the future operation of the tax appeals process and a genuine recognition that the tax appeals system was not working properly. In commissioning the report, Minister Donohoe has acknowledged the challenges with the tax appeals process and has expressed his commitment to the recommendations in the report. This is a significant review that will hopefully pave the way for future improvements to what is an important pillar in the tax administration system of the country”.