AS OF TODAY, 1,198,091 people have registered their property for the Household Charge, that’s a compliance rate of 74 per cent.
The Household Charge applies to 2012 only. From 1 July 2013 it will be replaced by the Local Property Tax, to be administered and collected by the Office of the Revenue Commissioners.
Under legislation, any outstanding Household Charge liabilities on 1 July 2013 will become a charge of €200 to Local Property Tax.
The government have put a number of obstacles in the way of those who have failed to comply, including late payments and complications in the conveyancing process for those who are trying to sell homes. The following charges apply for payments received up to the end of June 2013:
- €130 to 30 April 2013
- €144 to 31 May 2013
- €145 to 30 June 2013
Jackie Maguire, Chair of the Household Charge Project Board, thanked those who paid the charge and reminded people what it would be spent on:
Your charge is going directly to fund local services such as street lighting and cleaning, playgrounds, parks and playing pitches, public libraries, swimming pools and many other vital local services that benefit all in our communities.
Are you one of 3 in 4 people who have paid their household charge?