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Revenue's property tax calculator 'adding to distress of homeowners'

The criticism comes as Daft.ie launch a new property tax calculator which takes the number of bathrooms and bedrooms into account, as well as whether the property has a garden.

Derek Mac Anucaire and his son Tadhg, 3, from Inchicore at a protest outside the Revenue Computer Centre in Dublin last Saturday.
Derek Mac Anucaire and his son Tadhg, 3, from Inchicore at a protest outside the Revenue Computer Centre in Dublin last Saturday.
Image: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

THE REVENUE WEBSITE which shows property values around Ireland is adding to the distress of homeowners who are already in difficulty, Fianna Fáil’s Seanad Leader and Spokesperson on Finance Darragh O’Brien has said.

“The confusion created by glaring discrepancies on the property tax website is just adding to people’s exasperation,” he said.

His criticism comes as Daft.ie launches its own property tax calculator, which allows users to state the number of bedrooms and bathrooms their property has, as well as whether it has a garden or not.


Daft.ie economist Ronan Lyons said that many other factors still remain which can impact on property value, “such as its age, the size in square metres of the floor area and the site”.

Daft.ie is part of the Distilled Media Group. Journal Media Ltd has shareholders – Brian and Eamonn Fallon – in common with Distilled Media Group.

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