Interesting letter in today’s Irish Times.
Bertie Ahern’s tax perk
When I wrote a biography of Brendan Bracken I was denied the artists’ tax exemption by the Revenue because a biography, being a recital of facts, did not rank as an original and creative work.
Are we to infer from their determination in relation to Mr Ahern’s memoirs that they are fiction? – Yours, etc,
Mr. Lysaght is being humorous but it’s odd (or perhaps not) that Revenue allowed tax relief on Ahern’s book (which wasn’t even written by him) and refused Mr. Lysaght for what is, effectively, the same product.