Varadkar's property tax plan addresses imbalance
You wouldn't start from here if drawing up the property tax regime. The system was set up to allow for cash to be collected fast at a time when the State was strapped for funds and a broadening of the tax base was needed.
In a welcome development, Fine Gael leadership frontrunner Leo Varadkar wants to allow councils to keep the property tax collected in their area.
The Social Protection Minister wants to change how the tax is collected and distributed, which would significantly benefit councils and homeowners in Dublin and the commuter belt.