Wednesday 7 December 2016

Exemption for ghost estates is unfair

Published 30/07/2011 | 05:00

I'M not absolutely sure which minister to direct this question to -- finance would probably be a good start with environment to follow, or even the other way around.

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What exactly makes occupants of so-called "ghost estates" needy of tax exemption, namely the impending €100 charge on owning a house, any more than thealready-pressed owners of a thriving estate?

Are they at some disadvantage to the rest of the country that they do not need to/cannot pay this new expense?

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