Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Thursday, 2 December 2021
Public Accounts Committee
2020 Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General and Appropriation Accounts
Vote 9 - Revenue Commissioners
Chapter 12 - Controls over the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme
Chapter 13 - Revenue's Management of Suspicious Transactions Reports
I thank the witnesses for joining us and acknowledge Revenue's contribution in the delivery of crucial services, on behalf of the Government, during the pandemic.
I will start by focusing on compliance checks. The committee recognises the great work that has been undertaken by Revenue with 99.5% compliance checks in operation, as referenced in the opening statement. How many cases has Revenue investigated for the misuse of schemes implemented to support businesses and individuals during the pandemic?