Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Questions (50)

Róisín Shortall


50. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Finance the reason a local property tax letter was not issued to a person (details supplied) in Dublin 9 who previously paid the LPT in cash; if this may be arranged; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51055/13]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

I am advised by Revenue that the vast majority of the 2014 Local Property Tax (LPT) payment notifications issued to taxpayers during October 2013. This included taxpayers who paid their 2013 liability in a single lump sum via a payment service provider. The exceptions in this regard were cases that contained data errors requiring clarifications to ensure the accuracy of the information held on the Property Register. In the case referred to by the Deputy, the 2013 LPT Return, which was filed by the person in question, contained some data errors and as a consequence the Return was listed for verification by LPT Branch. Because the outstanding issues were not finalised, no letter issued to the person in question in respect of 2014 at that time.

However, Revenue has confirmed that direct contact has since been made with the person by a member of the LPT team and the issue has been resolved to his satisfaction. The person’s preferred payment option of “payment service provider” has been input on the Property Register for 2014 and he is fully compliant in that regard.