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30,000 people a day are sending in property tax returns

With less than two weeks to go until the final deadline for paying the property tax, the number of people paying has increased…

A ghost housing estate in Leitrim. Some ghost estates are exempt from paying the local property tax.
A ghost housing estate in Leitrim. Some ghost estates are exempt from paying the local property tax.
Image: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

THE REVENUE SERVICE says that more than 30,000 homeowners a day are returning their property tax forms as the deadline for the charge draws close.

More than 845,000 property owners have so far paid the charge, exactly two-thirds of whom have used the internet to make the payment. The remaining third have paid the charge by letter.

Revenue said the rate of payment has increased in recent days as the deadline of Tuesday 28 May draws closer, and has urged homeowners planning to pay to register on the website.

Anyone who received a property tax form despite not being the owner of a property has been asked to contact Revenue with the contact details of the person who is liable for the charge. Revenue has repeatedly said that the onus is on people who receive the form to correct mistakes or else face being pursed for the charge.

Revenue Commissioners say they have received more than 330,000 phone calls to the property tax helpline as homeowners attempt to ascertain the value of their homes and the correct band the property falls into in order to determine how much tax to pay.

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