Written answers

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Department of Finance

Property Taxation Collection

Photo of Michael McGrathMichael McGrath (Cork South Central, Fianna Fail)
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80. To ask the Minister for Finance the provision that will be made for persons wishing to pay the local property tax by means of deduction from their current account for customers of the two banks who recently indicated their intention to cease offering retail banking services; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47612/13]

Photo of Michael NoonanMichael Noonan (Minister, Department of Finance; Limerick City, Fine Gael)
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I am advised by Revenue that primary responsibility for providing valid bank account details in regard to any tax payment, including Local Property Tax (LPT), rests with the taxpayer. However, notwithstanding the above, Revenue has confirmed to me that when the banks in question confirm the timing of the service withdrawal, it will review all remaining debit instructions at that point, including LPT. Once the affected cases are identified, Revenue will endeavour to make direct contact with the relevant people to request alternative bank account details or to advise on alternative payment options.

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