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Revenue carries out routine audits to confirm whether the client has adhered to the self-assessment system in place. Revenue will carry out a detailed review of the client’s return to ensure that all income or chargeable gains have been calculated correctly and that there are no omissions. The audit will normally cover a specified period and tax heads for one or more years.

What is a Revenue Audit?

A Revenue audit is a cross-check of the information and figures shown by you in your tax returns against those shown in your business records.

Revenue audit covers the following types of tax returns:

  • Income Tax, Corporation Tax or Capital Gains Tax returns and/or
  • The returns submitted in respect of VAT, PAYE/PRSI or Relevant Contracts Tax (RCT)

Preparation Is Key

A well planned approach when preparing for your Revenue audit can help to reduce the disruption to your business over the course of the audit and also minimise your final settlement.

On receipt of your Revenue Audit letter, it is important that the preparation begins immediately.

Find out how to best prepare for your Revenue Audit, read our blog post:

Revenue Audits – How To Prepare & 5 Pitfalls to Avoid in Your Revenue Audit


If you have an upcoming Revenue Audit please contact a member of our team for assistance.

Jane Jackson, Tax Manager, Dundalk

Mairead Rooney, Tax Manager, Balbriggan

Jane Jackson – Tax Manager, Dundalk

Contact Jane For General Enquiries


Mairead Rooney – Tax Manager, Balbriggan

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