HOMEOWNERS HAVE NOW been liable for the household charge for nearly two weeks and as of the end of last week 18,000 people had paid the controversial €100 annual tax.
Almost anyone who owns a home in Ireland must pay the charge or establish an instalment arrangement before 31 March or else they will incur a late payment fee which could be as much as 30 per cent of the charge.
While the government argues the measure is a necessary to raise revenue before a fully graduated property tax is introduced within the next two years, many, including some TDs have argued that the flat charge is unfair and hits poorer people disproportionately. A campaign to boycott the payment is already underway.
Today, we want to know have you paid the charge?