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Property tax to be taken from salaries of 50,000 people who haven't paid

The Revenue Commissioners has sent letters to people who have not yet paid the charge to urge them to pay.

Houses in west Dublin
Houses in west Dublin
Image: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland

THE REVENUE COMMISSIONERS is to begin the process of taking the Local Property Tax charge directly from homeowners who have not paid it.

Letters have been sent to more than 50,000 people who fall under the category of homeowners who should pay the charge but who have not yet done so.

People who receive a letter have 7 working days to file their return online before Revenue contacts their employer or pension provider to deduct the charge directly from their wages or occupational pension.

Revenue has acknowledged that there will be some errors in its records because of the lack of a full property register in the State and has asked people who receive a letter mistakenly to contact them.

More than 1.58 million people  have now paid the property tax and The Revenue Commissioners said over €175 million has so far been collected.

A regional analysis found Donegal has the lowest compliance rate of all counties at 84 per cent while three areas – Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown in Dublin, North Tipperary and South Tipperary – had the highest rate of compliance at 92 per cent.

The Property Tax website (Photo: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)

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