Written answers

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Department of Finance

Property Taxation

Photo of Michael McGrathMichael McGrath (Cork South Central, Fianna Fail)
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To ask the Minister for Finance the number of residential properties that he estimates will be liable for the local property tax; if this number is consistent with the number of properties that have been liable for the household charge in 2012. [57625/12]

Photo of Michael NoonanMichael Noonan (Limerick City, Fine Gael)
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I am informed by the Revenue Commissioners that they are currently developing the register of residential properties for the purposes of the Local Property Tax (LPT) and it is not possible to say definitively at this stage what the number of liable properties will be. However, the Revenue Commissioners further advise that the number is estimated to be in the region of 1.9 million properties, but this is a tentative estimate at this stage. I am further informed that the number of properties liable to the Household Charge was estimated to be 1.6 million. The additional properties liable to LPT reflect the exemption provisions in the Finance (Local Property Tax) Bill 2012 which differ from those in the Local Government (Household Charge) Act 2011.


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