Thursday 17 August 2017

Property tax fails to improve accountability

'The difference between what €300,000 will buy you in Dublin and what the same sum will get you in the rest of the country is quite dramatic' (stock photo)
'The difference between what €300,000 will buy you in Dublin and what the same sum will get you in the rest of the country is quite dramatic' (stock photo)
Editorial

Editorial

The advent of the property tax was supposed to bring about a new era in the relationship between the homeowner and their local council.

The amount of money an individual householder paid over was to be linked to the resources required by their local authority.

The intention was to connect efficiencies in budgeting by a council to the citizens who voted them into office.

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