Revenue eBrief No. 77/18

02 May 2018

Taxpayer confidentiality - Finance Act 2017

Tax and Duty Manual Part 37-00-02 (Confidentiality of taxpayer information) has been amended to reflect changes made to section 851A Taxes Consolidation Act 1997 in Finance Act 2017.

The amendments expand the circumstances in which a Revenue officer may disclose taxpayer information to include certain situations where such information is required to monitor compliance with State aid rules. The situations are:

  • information disclosed to the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine where relief is granted in respect of certain farm leases under section 81D of the Stamp Duties Consolidation Act 1999 (subsection (8)(m))
  • information disclosed to the Department of Finance or to the European Commission in connection with investigations carried out by the European Commission (subsection (8)(n) and (o)).