A quarter of second-home owners pay new tax

Local authorities have reportedly collected just €15m so far from the second-home tax introduced by the Government last year.

Today is the deadline for paying the €200 annual tax, which applies to all homes owned by a person other than their main residence.

The tax has so far been paid in respect of around 75,000 homes, just one-quarter of the estimated 300,000 second homes which exist in Ireland.

Home owners who don't pay the tax by the end of this month will have a €20-per-month penalty imposed.


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