Public asked if Local Property Tax rate should be varied in Dublin City

Dublin City Council has invited submissions from the public and interested parties on whether they think the Local Property Tax (LPT) should be varied in Dublin 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 per cent. The council must ask the public for their views on this and take these views into account before making a decision.

Anyone who wishes to take part in the public consultation process can take the user-friendly online survey from Thursday 2nd July to 4.30pm on Wednesday 5th August at the following http://bit.ly/DublinCityCouncilLPTConsultation, where a number of frequently asked questions can also be viewed on the topic.

Kathy Quinn, Head of Finance with Dublin City Council, says “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 to the Elected Members on Monday 21st September 2015. Should the Elected Members decide to vary the rate, Dublin City Council must inform the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government and the Office of The Revenue Commissioners by 30th September 2015. Any variation which may be made would apply from 1st January 2016.

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For further information contact:

Dublin City Council Media Relations Office T. (01) 222 2170, M. 087 740 0277

https://twitter.com/DubCityCouncil        www.facebook.com/DublinCityCouncil

http://bit.ly/DublinCityCouncilLPTConsultation          

Note to the Editor

Answers to some key questions and survey available at  http://bit.ly/FAQandSurvey including:

What is the basic rate of the LPT?

What is the basic rate of the LPT for Dublin City?

Why is the Dublin City rate different?

How much did the reduction in the LPT cost Dublin City Council?

Will this change how the tax is collected?

Why am I being asked to vary the LPT again?

What is the expected LPT funding for 2015?

How will Dublin City Council use this money?

Can the survey only be taken online?
 

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