Finance Act, 1924

Recovery of moneys due in respect of taxes and duties.

38.—(1) Every sum due in respect of a tax or duty now under the care and management of the Revenue Commissioners or which is by this Act or shall by any future Act of the Oireachtas be placed under the care and management aforesaid, and also every fine, penalty, or forfeiture incurred in connection with any such tax or duty, shall be deemed to be a debt due to the Minister for Finance for the benefit of the Central Fund and shall be payable to the Revenue Commissioners and may (without prejudice to any other mode of recovery thereof) be sued for and recovered by action, or other appropriate proceeding, at the suit of the Attorney-General in any court of competent jurisdiction.

(2) Moneys due or payable to or for the benefit of the Central Fund shall have and be deemed always to have had attached to them all such rights, privileges, and priorities as have heretofore attached to debts due to the Crown.