Standard Life: has been in touch with the  Revenue on several occasions about the fallout from the “delays in the post” issue.   Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images

I was one of the unlucky ones who received my Standard Life dividend as income having requested it as capital. Now I have genuinely lost my cheque! Wh(...)

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Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said he does not intend to grant relief to Irish shareholders in Standard Life, many of whom are facing subst(...)

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Standard Life sought answers from the postal service after 4,000 letters from Irish shareholders arrived, largely in one batch, weeks after the deadline.

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Standard Life: The UK-listed insurer has been returning money to shareholders after selling its business in Canada for £2.2 billion last September. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Lost in the post

Readers of The Irish Times business section in recent weeks will be familiar with the curious case of the 5,300 letters from Irish-based Standard Life(...)

Two large batches of mail from Irish shareholders have now been found rather than a steady stream of delayed letters. That points either to a problem with misdirection within the postal system or a failure somewhere along the line to process the letters in the manner expected.

Another 1,300 letters from Irish shareholders in Standard Life have been discovered weeks after a shareholder payout to which they related was conclu(...)

Standard Life  has undertaken  to write to all of the 4,000 or so shareholders involved and to contact the Revenue Commissioners to explain the background to the confusion

I sent both my wife’s and my own Standard Life payment election form – electing for the capital option – in their supplied “no stamp required” envelop(...)

When a large number of Vodafone shareholders similarly failed to have their preference to receive a windfall payment as capital last year, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan made a special provision in his 2015 budget to ensure they would not face a tax bill. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland’s tax authorities say they have no choice but to require 4,000 Standard Life shareholders to pay up to €1.3 million of their recent €2.7 milli(...)

Standard Life has about 60,000 shareholders in Ireland, with the average Irish holding being 675 shares. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Four thousand Irish shareholders in Standard Life have been left with a tax bill because letters got lost in the mail.The UK-listed insurer has been (...)

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