“Revenue are doing audits of PAYE taxpayers who got one-off single-house planning permission and demanding details of all payments to tradespeople.”
…according to Aidan Clifford in the Sunday Independent at the weekend.
I haven’t yet heard of this happening. If if it is, I’d be very, very alarmed.
The purpose of a Revenue Audit is to audit a tax return. It should never be merely a general trawl through a private individual’s personal expenditure.
And if Revenue are auditing PAYE taxpayer returns with the sole intention of fishing for information on non-business spending, there’s a good chance they’re violating both their own Code of Practice and their wider data protection obligations.
If you’ve a grievance over the conduct of a Revenue Audit, you can use their complaints procedure.