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Late payment penalties for the household charge amounts to €9.3m

Minister Phil Hogan said the compliance rate stands in excess of 80.5 per cent.

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LATE PAYMENT PENALTY charges for people that paid the household tax late has accumulated €9.3 million.

In a parliamentary question from Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath, Minister for the the Environment, Community and Local Government Phil Hogan said that approximately €9.3 million has been collected by the local government sector in the form of late payment penalties.

He added that approximately 355,000 properties we charged for late payments.

Penalty charges

Hogan said that as of 3 December 2013 the total number of registrations for the Household Charge is 1, 304,934. He added that payments have been registered in respect of 1,280,482 liable properties and waivers have been registered in respect of a further 2 4,452 liable properties. The number of estimated liable properties for the Household Charge is 1,620,814, and therefore the compliance rate stands in excess of 80.5 per cent.

Hogan said that as of 1 July 2013, liabilities were increased to €200 and became a Local Property Tax liability collectable by the Office of the Revenue Commissioners.

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