Dáil Éireann - Volume 497 - 26 November, 1998
Written Answers - Value Added Tax.
Mr. Ring Mr. Ring
108. Mr. Ring asked the Minister for Finance if any lamb slaughter factory has been investigated regarding the payment of flat rate VAT refund on lambs from outside the State; the outcome of these investigations; and the amount of VAT, if any, recovered by the State. [25254/98]
Minister for Finance (Mr. McCreevy) Charlie McCreevy
Minister for Finance (Mr. McCreevy): I am informed by the Revenue Commissioners that the following is the position.
Information was received by the Revenue Commissioners earlier this year that there were discrepancies involving the payment of flat rate VAT refund in lambs sourced from outside the State. Subsequently Revenue inspectors investigated a number of meat factories and a significant sum has been recovered in respect of the irregularities. Another company is scheduled to be audited in 1999.
Dáil Éireann 497 Written Answers Value Added Tax.