Donegal Tax Defaulters pay Revenue 24 million euro over 5 years

Donegal is one of the top three counties in Ireland for tax defaulters.

The county has almost double the national average of settlements with Revenue.

An analysis of Revenue Data of the last five years has found that  Monaghan, Wexford and Donegal have the highest per-capita number of tax defaulters in the country

Monaghan recorded the highest number of tax defaulters between the start of 2008 and the end of 2012, with 1.19 cases for every 1,000 adults living in the county.

Donegal had the third highest number of tax default cases with 0.94 cases per 1,000 of its adult populations respectively.

This was made up of a total of 110 cases with a total  figure of  €23,934,171 paid to Revenue - this equates to a payment of 203 euro per head of adult population.

The analysis also showed that company directors, builders and farmers have made the largest settlements in the past five years.