Low payment rates for second-home property tax

Only one in ten people has paid the new €200 tax they owe on second homes, with just a fortnight to go until the deadline.

The Government hopes to raise about €40m from the fee, but so far only €5m has been handed over.

It is estimated there are about 300,000 second homes in the country, although some empty properties would not be liable for the tax.


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