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Estimated 890,000 have paid the household charge

The official deadline passed on 31 March but several thousand property owners have paid the €100 charge over the past ten days.

Phil Hogan checking for any stray registration forms
Phil Hogan checking for any stray registration forms
Image: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

AN ESTIMATED 890,000 people have registered or paid the €100 household charge according to the latest figures from the Local Government Management Agency.

Just under 650,000 properties had been processed by the LGMA as of this morning with an estimated 153,000 postal applications still in the offices waiting to be processed.

A total of 14,445 properties have registered for a waiver which applies to some houses in ghost estates as well as householders entitled to mortage interest supplement.

An additional 74,000 registration forms are believed to be in local authority offices around the country.

Although the official deadline passed on 31 March it will be some time before the final tally of how many households have paid the controversial €100 charge.

The LGMA noted that some of the figures include registrations made after 31 March which will have incurred a financial penalty of an additional €11 on top of the €100 charge.

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