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Jockey and travel agents among those who settled with Revenue

Nearly €93 million was recovered by the Revenue Commissioners between July and September of this year.

Former jockey Christy Roche (File)
Former jockey Christy Roche (File)
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THE REVENUE COMMISSIONERS was able to recover nearly €93 million from its audit and investigation programme in the third quarter of this year according to new figures out today.

The Revenue today published a list of 84 taxpayers on its Defaulters’ List with unpaid taxes and penalties totalling nearly €19 million.

Former Irish and Epsom Derby winner Christy Roche was among the most notable name

He was hit with a €165,468 bill including €70,494 in tax and €94,974 in interest and penalties for under-declaration of income tax.

Roche, who now trains horses, is the second prominent racehorse trainer to be hit with a tax bill this year after former champion Irish horse trainer Aidan O’Brien’s company was hit with a bill for over €700,000 in September of this year.

Mullingar Travel, based in Co Westmeath, was also hit with a bill for €1.9 million, the largest payment on the list. Second was Sports Division with a unit in Blanchardstown Centre in Dubli n,which settled for more than €1.6 million.

In total, four Revenue settlements exceeded the €1 million mark, four exceeded half-a-million euro, and 33 were for amounts above €100,000 – all including interest and penalties.

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