Sunday 25 February 2018

94pc of South Dubliners paid property tax

Fionnan Sheahan

Fionnan Sheahan

Donegal has the lowest level of compliance with payment of the local property tax.

Just 87.1pc of property owners have paid up for 2013.

South Dublin has the highest level of compliance, where 94.7pc have paid up.

Figures released by the Revenue Commissioners show 1.810m homeowners have paid up for 2013 - an overall compliance rate of 93pc.

But the Revenue Commissioners are giving homeowners a final six weeks to pay up their property tax and household charge - to avoid interest and penalties or prosecution the Sheriff being called

The taxman is giving homeowners a final opportunity to bring their local property tax and household charge up to date.

About 100,000 homeowners have not paid up their property tax for 2013, but 460,000 haven't paid the household charge for 2012.

Revenue is now putting out warning to four types of homeowners who have:

- not paid 2012 household charge;

- not filed and paid their 2013 and 2014 local property tax;

- undervalued their property;

- claimed an exemption they were not entitled to.

These homeowners have until March 31 to bring the property tax up to date and avoid interest and penalties.

Failing to avail of this opportunity will result in interest being charged, mandatory deduction from wages or hold back a tax clearance certificate. 

Revenue can also refer the case to the Sheriff. Prosecution in the courts is also possible.


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