Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Thursday, 19 November 2020

Public Accounts Committee

2019 Annual Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General and Appropriation Accounts
Vote 9 – Office of the Revenue Commissioners
Central Fund Related Accounts - Revenue Account 2019

11:30 am

Jennifer Carroll MacNeill (Dún Laoghaire, Fine Gael)
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I can see that. That is the reason that came back to them but from their perspective they were hearing that it is to maintain a link with an employee and to make sure that nobody is put out by the fact that there have been changes in circumstances. When those mistakes are made in good faith, particularly where there is an obvious alternative in that they could have put them on the pandemic unemployment payment, is there a way in which Revenue can consider these cases given the very understandable circumstances in which somebody may have interpreted the advice differently or wrongly or made a bona fide mistake and is now liable for several thousand euro?