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Thursday 14 December 2017

Michael Noonan: Revenue Commissioners will chase down property tax avoiders

Michael Noonan
Michael Noonan

Colm Kelpie in Brussels

THE Revenue Commissioners is going to ''go after'' homeowners who are liable for outstanding property tax and haven't paid up, Finance Minister Michael Noonan has said.

It's understood that Revenue will issue more details as soon as today.

Speaking in Brussels after a meeting of European Finance Ministers, Mr Noonan said the compliance on property tax last year was over 90pc.

''The Revenue want to make sure that everybody who has a property which is liable for property tax actually pays,'' Mr Noonan said.

''It's not fair to those who pay if there's even a small group of people who don't pay. They're going to go after the small group who haven't paid.

''There's some people not liable, we're not talking about people who don't have a liability.

''We're talking about a small tranche of non compliant tax payers on property tax and I think the suggestion is there'll be a six week window in which people can report to revenue and pay their tax.''

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