Written answers

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Department of Finance

Property Tax Assessments

Photo of Niamh SmythNiamh Smyth (Cavan-Monaghan, Fianna Fail)
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184. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will address a matter regarding the rate of local property tax in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [54346/17]

Photo of Paschal DonohoePaschal Donohoe (Dublin Central, Fine Gael)
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I am advised by Revenue that the person in question owes arrears of Local Property Tax (LPT) in respect of 2016, 2017 and 2018 amounting to €675.

Revenue has also confirmed that the outstanding amount is based on a Band 2 valuation (€100,001-€150,000). The person originally valued their property in Band 3 (€150,001-€200,000) in 2013 but this was subsequently reduced in April 2015.

From the information provided by the Deputy, the person may be entitled to a deferral of their LPT liabilities as provided for by Part 12 of the Finance (Local Property Tax) Act 2012 as amended.  However, it is important to note that a deferral is not an exemption and the tax does become payable at a later date and remains as a charge on the property until paid. A deferral also attracts an interest charge of 4% per annum.

If the person does not qualify for a deferral or does not wish to avail of such an option, Revenue has assured me that it will work with the person to agree an appropriate phased payment arrangement. To advance matters the person should make direct contact with the LPT team at telephone number  065 6849127.


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