- Jan 16, 2013
I got an official looking email from the revenue asking me my details so tax returns can be sent (tax returns? That sounds like a nice idea...).
It liked to a questionnaire asking for ...my credit card details, security code and all if you please.Irish Tax & Customs - Return Tax
E-mail from Revenue Office: Irish Tax & Customs - Return Tax
We wish to inform you that as of June 30 you are no longer eligible to receive a Tax Return. The reason being the expiration of your current information regarding the method by which you receive your Tax Returns. To alleviate this problem you must renew this information by filling out and submiting this form
Until you complete this process you will not be able to receive any Tax Return. Please note: Submitting invalid records can lead to the inability to receive Tax Returns for a period of 6 months.
Please submit the Tax Return Information Update Form and allow us 6-9 days in order to process it.
I sent the revenue an email asking about this and this is their reply...IN THIS SECTION
Persons with a Disability
Change in Circumstances
Personal Reliefs & Exemptions
Buying & Selling
Making a Disclosure
It is now time to file your latest VAT3 return
Select your Bank below
Please confirm the Credit/Debit Card on which you will receive your Tax return payments.
Full Name :
(exactly as it appears on the card in upper case: E.G. MR ALAN B SMITH)
Credit/Debit Card Number:
Card Verification Number:
3-Digit Card Security Code
Card Expiration Date:
(mm / yyyy)
Date of birth:
(mm / dd / yy)
First 4 digits of your current account number:
Street or area you lived when you were 10 :
Mother`s Maiden Name :
Verified by Visa / MasterCard Secure Password :
(If you don't have one type NONE)
petuniaWarning: Latest email and SMS (text message) scam
This week the Revenue Commissioners have become aware of fraudulent emails and SMS (text messages) purporting to come from Revenue seeking personal information from taxpayers in connection with a tax refund or seeking credit/debit card details.
These emails and text messages did not issue from Revenue.
The Revenue Commissioners never send emails or text messages requiring customers to send personal information via email, text or pop-up windows.
Anyone who receives an email or text message purporting to be from Revenue and suspects it to be fraudulent or a scam should simply delete it. Anyone who is actually awaiting a tax refund should contact their local Revenue Office to check its status.
Anyone who provided personal information in response to these fraudulent emails or text messages should contact their bank or credit card company immediately.
Please see our security page for further information.