Role of Revenue

Core business

The core business is the assessment and collection of taxes and duties. Revenue's mandate derives from obligations imposed by statute and by Government and as a result of Ireland's membership of the European Union (EU). In broad terms, the work includes:

  • assessing, collecting and managing taxes and duties that account for over 93% of Exchequer Revenue
  • administering the customs regime for the control of imports and exports and collection of duties and levies on behalf of the EU
  • working in co-operation with other State agencies in the fight against drugs and in other cross-departmental initiatives
  • carrying out agency work for other departments
  • collection of Pay Related Social Insurance (PRSI) for the Department of Social Protection (DSP)
  • provision of policy advice on taxation issues.

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