Monday 23 October 2017

Homeowners can pay property tax by cheque up to January 1

Fionnan Sheahan

Fionnan Sheahan

Homeowners who pay their property tax by cheque will be allowed to pay up to January 1, rather than this month.

A Government spokesman has welcomed the clarification from the Revenue Commissioners on the payment by cheque.

"If you indicate your intention to pay by cheque, you can pay at a later date before January 1st," a spokesman said.

Earlier, Mr Kenny said nobody in the county has a legal obligation or any other obligation to pay the 2013 property tax.

He said there were seven different options for payment in 2014.

"Nobody has to pay the 2014 property tax charge until 2014," he said.

Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin said there was incoherence in the Government over the property tax and claimed the Tanaiste didn't understand how the property tax works.

Mr Martin said the property tax controversy could impact on the fragile economy.

Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae said the Government was making a "scapegoat" of the Revenue.

But Mr Kenny said this was an "insult" and should be withdrawn.

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