Notification of changes to this statement

Revenue reserves the right to amend this statement at any future date and will post any substantive changes here.

09 March 2023

  • Use of cookies section revised and removed browser details that was no longer supported. Google reCAPTCHA section has been deleted.

23 February 2021

  • Use of cookies section revised and updated. References to Google analytics cookies, which are no longer used on the website were deleted.

24 October 2020

  • Use of cookies section revised and updated to include descriptions of the cookies used, and expiration information.

15 September 2020

  • Use of cookies section revised and updated to include  descriptions of the cookies used, and expiration information.

29 May 2020

  • Usage of Google Analytics section renamed and updated to reflect that Revenue now uses Google reCAPTCHA as part of the myAccount login and password reset process.

7 May 2020

  • Collection of Internet Protocol (IP) addresses section updated to reflect that Revenue does not link technical details collected, in connection with visits to, with your tax data, except in cases of potential fraud or other criminal investigations.

17 January 2019

  • Use of cookies section updated to include descriptions of the cookies used and information on the options to opt in or out.

25 May 2018

  • General Statement updated to reflect the updates to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as imposed by Council Regulation (EU) 2016/679.
  • Usage of Google Analytics updated to reflect the removal of the reference to IP addresses as these are now anonymised.

03 May 2017

  • Use of Cookies section updated to reflect the change in approach from an opt-in to opt-out approach in the use of cookies on the website.

01 May 2017

  • Revenue’s privacy policies for our website including Revenue Online Service (ROS) and PAYE Anytime, LPT and myAccount were consolidated. This consolidation involved minor changes to the wording and also included the following changes:
    • a clear statement that information provided voluntarily will be used for Revenue purposes
    • the use of cookies was extended to myAccount and LPT
    • the removal of a paragraph relating to providing a way to correct, update or remove personal data from Revenue’s records (personal data cannot be removed from Revenue’s records)
    • the removal of a reference to prohibition of copying, reproducing and suchlike of this document.

20 February 2017

  • The 'Use of cookies' section was expanded to include detail on our use of Qualtrics for surveys.

29 September 2015 (Website privacy policy)

  • The 'Collection of Internet Protocol (IP) addresses' section was replaced with an expanded 'Collection and use of technical information' section which includes more detail. 
  • The 'Use of cookies' section was expanded to add more detail, including the types of cookies we use and how to disable cookies. A paragraph was added to detail our use of Google Analytics. 
  • A reference to myAccount online service was added.

29 June 2013 (ROS and PAYE Anytime, website and LPT privacy policies)

  • The 'Collection of Internet Protocol (IP) addresses' section was edited to remove the statement that IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information. This is to facilitate anti-fraud measures. 

10 March 2013 (Website privacy policy)

  • A reference to the LPT online service was added.

27 May 2011 (Website privacy policy)

  • The 'Use of cookies' section was edited to clarify circumstances where we use cookies. 

11 September 2009 (Website privacy policy)

  • A sentence was added to the 'Use of cookies' section. 

26 February 2009 (Website privacy policy)

  • Some duplicate content was removed.
  • The 'Links' section was edited to clarify applicability to only.
  • The 'Phishing' section was moved to a separate security page.