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Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan checks for any more registration forms
Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan checks for any more registration forms
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How many people have paid the household charge now?

The official deadline passed at midnight on Saturday night – but more people have paid since then.
Apr 4th 2012, 10:11 PM 16,038 237

THE OFFICIAL DEADLINE closed at midnight on Saturday night but a number of people have paid the controversial €100 household charge since then, either by letter or by late online registration.

Latest figures show that a total number of 637,995 properties have registered and paid the €100 charge as of this afternoon.

An estimated 153,934 postal applications are still waiting to be processed, as well as just over 80,000 registrations from local authority offices around the country.

The Local Government Management Agency, which has handled the charge, now estimates that a total of 886,537 properties have been registered to pay the charge . The figure includes almost 14,000 properties which have registered for a waiver, including some properties on ghost estates and people who are entitled to mortgage interest supplement.

Some of the figures include registrations made after 31 March, which means they will have to have paid €111 altogether: the €100 charge and a penalty of €11.

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