In the "from" field of the email you can see "Revenue" <XZY@outlook.com> - which is a clear indication that the email wasn't sent by Revenue, but even if this spammer used "@Revenue.ie" it doesn't mean that the email is from a valid revenue sender as revenue.ie can be "spoofed" or the real sender's email hidden behind html/code.
The revenue will never send emails like this and are moving away from plain text email entirely due to security concerns.
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- Revenue are aware of these scams, and for advice and further information please see: http://www.revenue.ie/en/security.html
- Revenue have a secure (encrypted) email service - http://www.revenue.ie/en/online/secure-email.html and recommend never to send any information by email.