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124. Amendment of Chapter 3A (implementation of Council Directive 2003/48/EC of 3 June 2003 on Taxation of Savings Income in the Form of Interest Payments and Related Matters) of Part 38 of Principal Act.

(1) Chapter 3A (as amended by the European Communities (Taxation of Savings Income in the form of Interest Payments) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 317 of 2005)) of Part 38 of the Principal Act is amended -

(a) in section 898F, by substituting the following for subsection (5):

"(5)

(a) A paying agent who establishes the identity and residence of an individual in accordance with this section shall retain or, in a case where the relevant documentation is held by another person, have access to -

(i) a copy of all materials used to identify the individual, and

(ii) a copy of all materials used to establish the residence of the individual,

for a period of at least 5 years after the relationship between the paying agent and the individual has ended.

(b) As respects any interest payment made to an individual referred to in paragraph (a) a paying agent shall retain the original documents or copies admissible in legal proceedings relating to the making of any interest payment to or securing of any