A Mayo Senator has said Revenue must treat farmers as citizens not targets in new taxation measures.

Erris Sinn Fein Senator Rose Conway-Walsh was speaking at an IFA meeting to inform farmers about the changes in Breaffy House last week.

She says small farmers in the west of Ireland struggling to make a living on marginal land must be exempted from further bureaucracy when it comes to new taxation measures proposed.

Senator Conway-Walsh says the new PAYE modernisation scheme, due to be implemented from January 2019 is unworkable for small farmers. She says having to report any payments to spouses, sons or daughters or casual labour in real time, is going to cause huge challenges for farmers.

The Senator says exemptions must be introduced to reflect these situations for farmers.

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