Council Directive 2011/16/EU (DAC) is often referred to as DAC1. It was implemented via S.I. 549 of 2012 (European Union (Administrative Cooperation in the field of Taxation) Regulations, 2012).

Under DAC1 Revenue is obliged to share certain information relating to income and capital relating to residents of other EU Member States. The five categories on which information is currently exchanged are:

  • employment income
  • director’s fees
  • pensions
  • ownership of and income from immovable property
  • and
  • life insurance products.


Revenue receives information relating to life insurance products from other Member States but does not exchange it.

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