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You've less than 10 hours to file your property tax return, 1.5m already have

Having extended the deadline for filing the return online to 8pm this evening, Revenue reports that 1.5 million had registered to pay as of midnight last night.

Image: Property Tax Website via Revenue.ie

THE REVENUE COMMISSIONERS has said this morning that as of midnight last night 1.5 million had registered to pay the property tax with 8pm tonight being the deadline to file your return.

Revenue extended the deadline yesterday evening following the large number of  people who chose the original deadline day to make their return online.

The deadline for filing postal returns was earlier this month. Over 400,000 people have filed their return online this week alone, according to Revenue figures.

Around 10,000 people were registering per hour yesterday while the helpline received over 30,000 calls yesterday alone from homeowners looking for help and information in filing their return.

Revenue has said the onus is on property owners to file their return in time.

Those who do not register to pay face being pursued by Revenue for the tax which will be deducted from employment income and government payments from 1 July in the case of those who do not comply.

Meanwhile, the chairman of the Revenue Commissioners, Josephine Feehily, will appear before the Oireachtas Finance Committee later today to update TDs and senators on the progress Revenue is making in collecting the new tax.

Read: Here’s what you need to know about the property tax >

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