Revenue to seek Property Tax payments for 2014 before Christmas
A huge number of these householders will have to pay this property tax before Christmas.
The vast majority of householders, some 46 per cent, who paid the tax in a single payment this year will be asked by Revenue what their preferred payment option for next year will be.
These are the householders who had paid the LPT by cheque, cash, credit card or debit card for this year.
Local Property Tax Manager with the Revenue Commissioners Vivienne Dempsey told RTE Radio’s Morning Ireland today the tax is due on January 1, 2014.
This extra expense – which for many can be up to €1,000 - will be lumped onto people before Christmas, a financially tough time for many.
Some 230,000 homeowners who file their tax by paper must notify Revenue of their payment option by November 7, while those filling out their tax returns online have to do so by November 27.
Those who pay their property tax by credit card or debit card will have the tax deducted from them in November when they notify Revenue.
Ms Dempsey said there are a number of payment options and deadlines, and the payment options are completely “in the control of the residential property owner”.
Those who pay in phased payments by direct debit will have the payment coming out of their accounts on the 15th of every month.
She said those who chose to pay through a single debit authorisation – money coming from their bank account – have until March 21 of next year to make a single payment.
With regard to non-compliant homeowners, Ms Dempsey said: “We owe it to those taxpayers who do comply, to pursue the property holders who don’t.”
She said Revenue will enforce “deduction at source” and other means available to it, when they catch non-compliant property owners.