Revenue carry out Donegal inspections

Revenue officers have been carrying out inspections on businesses on main streets of Donegal towns in the last week.

Revenue officers have been carrying out inspections on businesses on main streets of Donegal towns in the last week.

Officers have been entering businesses premises and looking at the books, checking till receipts and speaking to members of staff. Inspections were carried out in Glenties and Ardara last week where officers entered businesses.

Business premises on Main Street in Glenties were inspected on Saturday evening.

A spokesman for the Revenue commissioners said the inspections are very brief and routine and are carried out all over the country as part of the Streetscape project. Officers make themselves known to staff as they enter the business and in some cases are wearing high visibility jackets.

“They are normal and routine inspections,” he said.

The Revenue says its officers have been carrying our routine inspections nationwide and will continue to do so.

Some of the activities which are carried out include visits to cash businesses, markets, and events. Officers also make visits to once off housing projects, rental properties and various sectors including the entertainment sector, ethnic shops, restaurants, take aways, fast food outlets, head shops, pubs, hairdressing and beauty salons and couriers.

The revenue says there is a strong focus on cigarette smuggling and illegal cigarette sales and operations on illegally imported alcohol.