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Thursday, 23 June 2022

Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government

Departmental Data

Photo of Bríd SmithBríd Smith (Dublin South Central, People Before Profit Alliance)
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218. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the total amount of commercial rates that have been collected by all local authorities since 2018 to date in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33334/22]

Photo of Peter BurkePeter Burke (Longford-Westmeath, Fine Gael)
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The levying and collection of rates are matters for each individual local authority.  The annual rate on valuation (ARV), which is applied to the valuation for each property determined by the Valuation Office, to obtain the amount payable in rates, is decided by the elected members of each local authority during the annual budget process.

Rates income data are published by local authorities in their Annual Financial Statements, which are published as a matter of course on local authority websites.  2020 is the latest year for which audited local authority Annual Financial Statement data are available.

The Local Government Audit Service provide an independent audit of local authorities annual financial statements and a summary of their findings, titled Overview of the Work of the Local Government Audit Service, is published annually on my Department's website.

Reports for the years 2018, 2019 and 2020 can be found at the following links:




You will note that a detailed summary of rates accrued and collected by each local authority is at Appendix 12 for each year.


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