Tax Appeals Commission Temporary (4 year) Appeal Commissioners

The Tax Appeals Commission are hiring Temporary Appeal Commissioners.

The Organisation

The Tax Appeals Commission is an independent statutory body under the aegis of the Department of Finance whose main task is hearing, determining and disposing of appeals against assessments and decisions of the Revenue Commissioners concerning taxes and duties in accordance with relevant legislation. The Commission replaced the former Office of the Appeal Commissioners in 2016. On the completion of this campaign, the Minister for Finance will appoint up to four successful candidates as Temporary Appeal Commissioners under the Finance (Tax Appeals) Act 2015. The ideal candidates will be committed to efficient decision making and have an interest in such work.

The Role

The role of a Temporary (4 year) Appeal Commissioner is an important post with a demanding, but interesting and varied workload. Temporary (4 year) Appeal Commissioner will be required to make determinations on matters that are in dispute between the appellant and Revenue involving a wide range of taxes and duties up to a value of individual appeals of €10,000,000. It is anticipated that the Appeal Commissioner would be able to manage an individual case load for certain years of appeal and/or the various types of appeals.

The Person

The ideal candidate should have a conscientious understanding of the law and an ability to exercise the quasi-judicial function in administration of justice in both an independent and impartial basis. They should also exhibit high standards in conduct in order to reinforce public confidence in the Commission. In addition, he/she should present excellent analytical abilities and preferably have qualified as a barrister, solicitor, tax consultant, accountant, or have experience in the field of tax or a business-related field and be adaptable to the role.

Application and further information

For further information, please see the detailed application booklet below. All enquiries relating to this role should be directed to the Executive Recruitment Team by email  to or by telephone on +353 (1) 449 4400.

Applications are to be submitted via the online portal available here and must include:

  1. A comprehensive CV, including an organisation chart of no more than 3 A4 pages
  2. A short cover letter/ personal statement (i.e. no more than 2 A4 pages) outlining why you wish to be considered for the post and where you believe your skills, experience and values meet the requirements of the position.

Mazars will be managing all aspects of this recruitment project on behalf of the Department of Finance.

No enquiries or canvassing should be made directly to either the Tax Appeals Commission or the Department of Finance.

Deadline for applications: Monday 8th November 2021 at 12pm noon.  

The Tax Appeals Commission is an equal opportunities employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion and equality at all levels of the organisation.

REF: TAC0121


Temporary Appeal Commissioners booklet
Temporary Appeal Commissioners booklet