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# Your Say
Poll: Is €100 a reasonable amount for property and water charges?
Household property and water charges are to be rolled together into one €100 lump. What’s your reaction?

THE GOVERNMENT IS expected to sign off tomorrow on a combined property and water charge of €100 per household, implementing charges required by the EU and IMF as part of our bailout deal.

The Irish Independent’s report this morning was the first to suggest that the two charges may be rolled together – and the combined fee of €100 would mean that the household charge could be far lower than first anticipated.

Irrespective of this, however, it’s another charge that the government will require households to pay in spite of the tough economic times – and in spite of the billions the State is saving through deals with the Eurozone and with Bank of Ireland.

So, today we’re asking: is a combined €100 charge for both a property tax and a water charge a fair amount to pay?

Poll Results:

Yes - lower than I expected (965)
No - it's a stealth tax (921)
I don't know (79)

More: Cabinet to approve combined €100 property and water charge >

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