AN ANNOUNCEMENT by the Revenue Commissioners that 115,000 pensioners will have to pay extra taxes due to an under-calculation of their liabilities, will cause further hardship for older people, according to Age Action.

Affected pensioners will be issued letters from the Revenue Commissioners within the next week informing them that they are liable for extra taxes this year.

The tax bills will affect people who are in receipt of both a State pension and a secondary private pension or salary.
The underpayments came to light after the Department of Social Protection sent records pertaining to 560,000 pensioners to the Revenue Commissioners.

 

Revenue to inform 115,000 pensioners of extra tax liability (Irish Times)

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