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30,000 a day signing up to pay property tax

MORE than 30,000 people a day are signing up to pay the property tax.

The Revenue Commissioners said that over 845,000 local property tax returns have been filed to date as the deadline to register looms.

Revenue said that over 30,000 returns a day were filed in the past week.

Homeowners who don't register face having the tax taken from their bank accounts, salaries, pensions or social welfare payments from June.

Some 334,174 calls had been made to the helpline seeking assistance, a spokeswoman added.

Meanwhile, new figures show that 387,000 homeowners have yet to pay the €100 household charge, which rises to €200 from July 1 when the Revenue Commissioners will begin collecting it.

Environment Minister Phil Hogan said that 76pc of homeowners had paid, with the highest compliance rate in Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown where 89pc of households paid.

Irish Independent