Thursday, 8 November 2012

Questions (236)

Seán Fleming

Question:

236. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the revenue that would be raised from increasing the non-principal private residence tax to €300 [49285/12]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

The Local Government (Charges) Act 2009 broadened the revenue base of local authorities by introducing a charge on non-principal private residences. The Charge is set at €200 and liability for it falls, in the main, on owners of rental, holiday and vacant properties. Collection of the Non Principal Private Residence Charge is ongoing for 2012 but, as of 7 November, €68,082,800 has been collected, including late payment fees. Extrapolating from this figure, an increase in the Charge from €200 to €300 might be expected to raise total revenue of the order of €100m over an equivalent period.