Dublin residents asked if property tax should be varied

Dublin residents asked if property tax should be varied

Dublin City Council has invited submissions on whether residents think the Local Property Tax (LPT) should be varied in the city.

Section 20 of the Finance (Local Property Tax) Act 2012 allows the elected members of Dublin City Council to vary the LPT rate by plus or minus 15%.

The Council must ask the public for their views on this and take these views into account before making a decision.

Anyone who wants to take part in the public consultation process can take the online survey, which runs until August 5.

Kathy Quinn, head of finance with Dublin City Council, said: "Local Authorities can vary the LPT.

"Revenue from this tax supports local services such as parks, libraries and street cleaning that Dublin City Council provides.

"Any decision to vary this is very important so we are asking the public for their views. These views will inform whatever decision is taken.”

All submissions received will inform a chief executive’s report which Dublin City Council will present on Monday, September 21, 2015.

Should the elected members decide to vary the rate, it would apply from January 1, 2016.

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