Tax clearance – Criminal Legal Aid Panels

22/11/2022

Solicitors wishing to remain on Criminal Legal Aid Panels in 2023 must submit a Tax Clearance Certificate to the Courts Service.

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Background

The Criminal Justice (Legal Aid) (Tax Clearance Certificate) Regulations, 1999 (S.I. No. 135 of 1999) provide that a solicitor who wishes to have their name retained on Criminal Legal Aid Panels beyond 30 November 2022 must submit a Tax Clearance Certificate (TCC) with an expiry date after 1 December 2022.

How to submit

In December 2015, Revenue introduced a new electronic - Tax Clearance Certificate (e-TC) processing system. The new system allows applicants to apply for their e-TC and to print their e-TC from the Revenue website.

To remain on the Panels in 2023, you must submit the e-TC and your application form to legalaidpanel@courts.ie after 1 December 2022.

Enquiries and more information

For more information, download the reminder letter to practitioners from the Legal Aid Panel Unit.

If you have any queries, contact the Legal Aid Panel Unit by email to legalaidpanel@courts.ie or post to Legal Aid Panel Unit, Courts Service Centralised Office, Castlebar, Co Mayo.