Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Committee on Budgetary Oversight

Local Property Tax Review: Discussion

Photo of Paschal DonohoePaschal Donohoe (Dublin Central, Fine Gael)
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I do not agree that my position on this introduces a tension, but I accept that it introduces a difficulty in terms of how we go about the revaluation process. It is a difficulty we must overcome because ensuring that the first revaluation of the LPT is successful offers the opportunity for the tax to make more of a contribution to the delivery of public services into the future. If that happens, it will mean local authorities are able to fund themselves better and have more resources. It will also help to avoid the types of pressures we may face on other forms of tax collection. Rather than a tension, I see a difficulty which I recognised in the decision I made on deferral.