Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Questions (235)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

238 Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he has concluded his deliberations with regard to the structure of the Government’s new house property tax; when he will be in a position to make an announcement to Dáil Éireann; if that tax will impact on the existing second home tax; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35846/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government)

An independently-chaired Inter-Departmental Expert Group was established to consider the structures and modalities for an equitable valuation-based property tax. The Group has recently completed its work and submitted its report to me. The approach to the report will be considered by the Government in due course.