Extension to property tax deadline

Householders have been given until 8pm tonight to pay the property charge.

Late yesterday, the Revenue Commissioners decided to extend the deadline for payment as there had been an enormous rush yesterday afternoon and evening.

Larger than expected numbers also attempted to pay the charge over the phone.

Approximately 30,000 calls were made to the Revenue Commissioners yesterday, with approximately 8,000 requesting to file over the phone.

By 5pm yesterday, Revenue had received 1.44m returns, a compliance rate of over 80%.

Meanwhile, almost 375,000 property owners have still not paid the 2012 household charge in advance of the deadline for registering for the Local Property Tax.

As of Monday, approximately 1,265,000 householders, out of over 1.62m residential properties have so far paid the charge for last year, according to the Department of the Environment.

This figure represents a compliance rate of just below 77% of all households that are estimated to be liable for the charge.


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