Finance (Tax Appeals) Act 2015


Number 59 of 2015

Finance (Tax Appeals) Act 2015



Preliminary and General


1. Short title and commencement

2. Interpretation


Tax Appeals Commission

3. Establishment of Tax Appeals Commission

4. Membership of Commission

5. Performance of Commission’s functions through Commissioners and staff

6. Functions of Commissioners

7. Functions of Commissioners performable by one of their number

8. Appointment of Commissioners

9. Temporary Commissioners

10. Independence

11. Recusal

12. Declaration on appointment

13. Term of office

14. Terms and conditions of Commissioner’s appointment

15. Superannuation

16. Resignation

17. Removal from office

18. Disqualification of Commissioner

19. Funding of Commission

20. Staff of Commission

21. Reports to Minister


Transitional Provisions

22. Part 3 (Interpretation)

23. Part 40 not to apply in case of appeal made on or after the commencement date

24. Existing appeals: extent of application of Parts 40 and 40A to them

25. Application of section 933(1) of Act of 1997 to existing appeal

26. Application of section 933(7) of Act of 1997 to existing appeal

27. Existing appeals: transition from procedures under Part 40 to those under Part 40A

28. Appeal Commissioners vacating office before hearing or determination of appeal completed

29. Cases stated - particular instances of steps remaining to be taken

30. Supplemental provisions in relation to section 29

31. Transmission of existing appeals to Appeal Commissioners

32. Transitional provision in relation to records

33. References to Appeal Commissioners in other enactments


Appeals to Appeals Commissioners - Insertion of Part 40A in Act of 1997

34. Appeals to Tax Appeals Commission under Act of 1997


Consequential Amendments to Act of 1997 and Certain Other Enactments

35. Consequential amendments to Parts 1 to 7 of Act of 1997

36. Consequential amendments to Parts 8 to 18 of Act of 1997

37. Consequential amendments to Parts 18A to 24 of Act of 1997

38. Consequential amendments to Parts 24A to 33 of Act of 1997

39. Consequential amendments to Parts 34 to 43 of Act of 1997

40. Consequential amendments to Parts 44 to 48 of Act of 1997

41. Consequential amendments to certain Schedules to Act of 1997

42. Enactments (other than Act of 1997) relating to Tax and Duties: consequential amendments


Declaration to be made by Appeal Commissioner


Enactments (other than Act of 1997) Relating to Tax and Duties: Consequential Amendments


Consequential Amendments to Stamp Duties Consolidation Act 1999


Consequential Amendments to Finance Act 2001


Consequential Amendments to Capital Acquisitions Tax Consolidation Act 2003


Consequential Amendments to Value-Added Tax Consolidation Act 2010


Consequential Amendments to Finance (Local Property Tax) Act 2012


Consequential Amendments to Customs Act 2015

Acts Referred to

Capital Acquisitions Tax Consolidation Act 2003 (No. 1)

Civil Service Regulation Act 1956 (No. 46)

Customs Act 2015 (No. 18)

Electronic Commerce Act 2000 (No. 27)

Employment Equality Act 1998 (No. 21)

European Parliament Elections Act 1997 (No. 2)

Finance (Local Property Tax) Act 2012 (No. 52)

Finance Act 2001 (No. 7)

Finance Act 2012 (No. 9)

Public Service Management (Recruitment and Appointments) Act 2004 (No. 33)

Public Service Pensions (Single Scheme and Other Provisions) Act 2012 (No. 37)

Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005 (No. 26)

Stamp Duties Consolidation Act 1999 (No. 31)

Taxes Consolidation Act 1997 (No. 39)

Value-Added Tax Consolidation Act 2010 (No. 31)


Number 59 of 2015


An Act to revise the law concerning the making of appeals in matters of taxation (including in respect of stamp duties and of duties relating to customs and excise) and, for that purpose, to establish a body to be known as An Coimisiún um Achomhairc Chánach or, in the English language, the Tax Appeals Commission, and to define its functions, to amend the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997 and certain other enactments in respect of appeals of the foregoing kind and to provide for related matters.

[25 th December, 2015]

Be it enacted by the Oireachtas as follows: