Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Questions (191)

Richard Boyd Barrett

Question:

191. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Finance if he will set out in tabular form the details of those who registered with the local property tax to include the numbers of persons who registered; if these registrations were completed in full; the payment option that persons chose; the numbers of those who paid in full; the numbers who paid a portion of the charge; and the percentage of that portion. [30191/13]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

As I previously indicated to the House in my response to Parliamentary Question No. 74 of 30 May 2013 (26457/13) the Revenue Commissioners confirmed that, at the end of the extended LPT filing deadline on 29 May 2013, 1,539,822 LPT Returns had been filed. According to the Commissioners, in excess of 1.55 million returns have now been filed. Up the end of May over €121m had been transferred by Revenue to the Exchequer. I am informed that work is still ongoing in relation to the LPT Register and it includes processing the LPT Returns that are still being filed as well as following up on a substantial amount of correspondence sent in by property owners. This work is likely to continue for some time and it will not be possible to provide details of the type sought by the Deputy until such time as that work is complete.

With regard to questions about payments made by residential property owners, the Deputy will be aware that the due date for payment of the tax is 1 July 2013. I am advised that a significant number of payments are still being made on a daily basis by property owners in the run-up to the due date and it will not be possible to give a definitive reply to the Deputy until some time after the due date.

I am advised by the Commissioners that detailed analysis of the returns filed and payments is currently underway and they will make the relevant data publicly available as soon as possible.

Question No. 192 answered with Question No. 188.