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REMINDER Tax on Non Principal Private Residence

1st June 2012

The Local Government (Charges) Act 2009 introduced a €200 annual charge on non principal private residences, payable by the owners to the local authority in whose area the property concerned is located. Liability for 2012 is assessed on the owner at 31st March 2012 (‘liability date’), with the due date of payment being 30th June.

There is no escape from the property tax:
• Revenue have access to ESB records and the Private Residential Tenancies Board records to compile a list of landlords assessable
•There is a fine for late payment of the tax – the charge increases by €20 monthly if not paid by 30th June. Unpaid 2009 charges have been accumulating at €20 monthly since 1st November 2009. In the event that you wish to sell your house at a later date, the purchaser will become liable to any outstanding levies on the house, and therefore may cause difficulties at this stage.

Payment can be made online or by cheque/draft/postal order.

To pay online click here

To download paper copy form (new customers) click here

To download paper copy form (renewals only) click here

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