What parts of the tax code have they tried to rewrite?There is very little openness and transparency about Revenue's recent attempts to retrospectively rewrite the tax code on subjects such as locum doctors and contractors, to suit their own agenda.
One of the biggest fears of senior managers in any large organisation, public or private, is what some loose cannon further down the hierarchy might do, unknown to them and beyond their control until it's too late. The unknown unknown!If their poor bosses lie awake at night fearing public persecution for not hammering businesses and individuals hard enough, they should either quit or ensure that their organisation pursues similar performance goals and strategies as their international counterparts such as HMRC.
Seeing as you seem clued in on these things, how do Irish Revenue's performance goals and strategies differ from HMRC?If they take the latter course of action they will learn that it is possible to achieve fulfillment of those goals and strategies without having to make up the law as they go along or adopting ridiculously inflexible approaches to what are often extremely technical compliance issues.
Not sure I get what you're saying here - there hasn't AFAIK been a Revenue equivalent to the penalty point scandal (cue WizardDr arriving in to talk about DIRT!). Are you saying that Revenue are more likely, or less likely, to encounter such a scandal?All of this a long way away from the Garda response to the penalty point scandal...