Deadline for household charge and local property tax extended
The Revenue Commissioners have extended the deadline to pay the 2012 household charge and 2013 local property tax (LPT) until 5pm on Wednesday April 2.
The original deadline was close of business today but the decision was made to extend the deadline given the "volume of calls received this morning".
Revenue said it had received 10,000 calls to the LPT helpline this morning from people trying to pay the tax today.
A large proportion of the calls were made in relation to arrears of the Household Charge, which was initially €100 and increased to €200 last July.
This charge will rise to €213 by the end of April if it goes unpaid.
The LPT helpline (1890 200 255) is open from 8am to 8pm today and tomorrow and 8am to 5pm on Wednesday.