The Taoiseach Enda Kenny has urged people who have not yet paid the new €100 household charge to register before the end of the week.
Enda Kenny said local authority offices would be kept open on Saturday to facilitate payments.
Speaking in Beijing where he is on a trade mission, he said the Government had been fair with people in relation to income tax, social welfare and the minimum wage.
He urged home-owners to respond by registering for the new tax.
"In this case we have set out what the law is. I would encourage people to make the payment...It's for their own local area, their own local services," he said.