Goal 3 - Contribute to economic and social development by participating effectively both Nationally and Internationally
Revenue's primary responsibility to the community is to collect taxes and duties and enforce tax and customs laws. Revenue also has a wider role in contributing to Ireland's economic and social development, particularly in creating an environment that promotes economic growth, encourages investment and improves competitiveness.
Of course, tax and customs systems that are fair, responsive and efficient are, themselves, key ingredients in ensuring economic success and international competitiveness, and Revenue has a key role in providing advice to the Department of Finance on changes to the tax system in the Budget and Finance Bill.
Revenue works with other Departments and agencies to implement Government programmes and contributes actively to a very wide range of national fora.
On the international front, Revenue negotiates double taxation treaties, which are vital to our international competitiveness and inward investment, and we contribute to the development of tax and customs policies and legislation at the EU, the OECD and the World Customs Organisation (WCO). Our objective in this area is to make a positive impact and contribution at national and international level to the implementation of Government policy and programmes.