Irish Independent: Your Questions: Missed the tax deadline – does it matter if I’m a few week’s late?


Late payment interest could also apply, according to the CEO of, Joanna Murphy. Her advice is to try to get your tax affairs in order as soon as possible, although it may be inconvenient. Ms Murphy said Revenue is fastidious when it comes to self-assessed taxpayers filing tax returns, and the late filing surcharge is automatically applied by ROS (Revenue Online Service). But Ms Murphy also pointed out that Revenue is not an unreasonable entity. The policy is always to communicate with the taxpayer to resolve any situation. You should either contact Revenue directly or ask whoever handles your tax affairs to do so, to explain your situation.