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Nearly 30 per cent do not intend to pay property tax - poll

Two-thirds of those polled by Red C for the Sunday Business Post think the measure is an unfair tax.

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A NEW POLL has found that nearly 30 per cent of people who are eligible to pay the property tax do not intend to do so while two-thirds believe the new measure is an unfair tax.

The Red C poll published in today’s Sunday Business Post has found that 71 per cent of people who are eligible to pay the local property tax intend paying but a sizeable amount, 29 per cent, say they do not intend paying it.

Sixty-seven per cent of the over 1,000 people who were polled on Monday, Tuesday and Wedneday last week say that the tax is unfair while 33 per cent disagree that it is unfair.

Half of those polled say they are worried the Revenue Commissioners will fine them for incorrectly calculating their property tax.

Meanwhile, 59 per cent of those polled say they are less likely to support government parties as a result of the property tax while 41 per cent disagree with this statement.

Read: Single mother’s teenage son gets letter demanding property tax payment

More: Over 7,000 complete local property tax returns

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Hugh O'Connell

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