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1.35 million have filed property tax returns so far

By midnight last night, the number stood at 1.35 million – but that will increase throughout today as the deadline looms.

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BY MIDNIGHT LAST night, 1.35 million people had filed returns online for the property tax.

The deadline for filing returns on the internet is looming, being set at midnight tonight. The helpline will remain open until 10pm this evening, with Revenue having extended the hours as the peak period for filing approaches.

The number of people having filed returns jumped from 1.1 million to 1.35 million in less than a day.

Revenue has said the onus is on property owners to file their return in time. Those who do not pay face being pursued for a charge.

If people do not pay the tax by 1 July, Revenue will deduct it from source, by mandatory deduction from employment income, pensions, certain government payment or even from bank accounts if people do not comply.

More than 30,000 homeowners a day were returning their property tax forms up to mid-May, Revenue said.

A survey released by MyHome.ie in early May showed that over half of property owners told them they were unhappy with Revenue’s assessment for the local property tax, and that two in five were going to opt for a lower property tax figure than recommended by the Revenue.

Last week, anti-Property Tax protesters chained themselves to chairs and a radiator in a public Revenue office.

For more details on the property tax, here’s our questions and answers guide.

Read: Property tax protesters chain themselves to chairs, radiator in Revenue office >

Read: WATCH: Irish MEP rips up property tax form in European Parliament>

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