Revenue fully respects your right to privacy in relation to your interactions with this website.

Collection and Use of Personal Information

Revenue does not collect any personal information on this website unless you provide such information voluntarily.

We take every precaution to protect the confidentiality of your personal information in accordance with Data Protection legislation, Electronic Communications legislation and Revenue policy. Any information you provide to us in the course of your business with us is not shared with third parties unless allowed or required by law.

Collection of Internet Protocol (IP) Addresses.

We record the IP address assigned to you by your Internet Service Provider. This is used for a number of purposes including administering the site, analysing trends and gathering statistics.

Use of Cookies

Revenue uses 'session cookies' to allow certain services work correctly. Examples are when you apply for a tax clearance certificate, request verification of a tax clearance certificate or apply for mortgage interest relief. These cookies, which are strictly necessary for the provision of these information services requested by you, are held in your browser which then deletes them when you close your browser. We do not use cookies to identify you personally or to detect your subsequent visits to the website.

The Irish language version of the Revenue website uses a cookie to collect anonymous tracking data.

LPT online service

A separate LPT Privacy Policy applies to the LPT online service.

ROS and PAYE Anytime

A separate pdfROS privacy policy External link applies to the Revenue Online Service and PAYE Anytime.

External Links

The Revenue website contains links to other sites. Revenue is not responsible for the privacy standards of other websites. We encourage you to be aware of this when you leave the Revenue website. This privacy statement applies solely to

Notification of Changes to this Statement

Revenue reserves the right to amend this statement at any future date and will post any substantive changes here.

29th June 2013

  • Collection of IP Addresses section edited to remove the statement that IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information. This is to facilitate anti-fraud measures.

10th March 2013

  • Addition of reference to LPT Online Service.

27th May 2011

  • Use of Cookies section edited to clarify circumstances where we use cookies.

11th September 2009

  • Addition of sentence to Use of Cookies section.

26th February 2009

  • Some duplicate content removed.
  • Links section edited to clarify applicability to only.
  • Phishing section moved to separate Security page.


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