Sunday 21 January 2018

Compliance rate for property tax falls from 97pc to 87pc - report

Revenue is responsible for collecting the local property tax
Revenue is responsible for collecting the local property tax
Gavin McLoughlin

Gavin McLoughlin

The number of people who have had property tax deducted directly from wages or welfare payments is already 30,000 higher than last year's total, according to a report.

Freedom of Information figures obtained by RTE put the compliance rate at 87pc, down from 97pc last year.

87,000 deductions at source have been made so far this year, compared to 56,200 across 2015.

Around 1.7 million households pay the tax, calculated on the value of property. It is collected by the Revenue Commissioners, who have the power to deduct it from payments if it is not paid up front.

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