Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Questions (51)

Róisín Shortall


51. 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; if this may be arranged; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51056/13]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

I am advised by Revenue that letters to residential property owners regarding 2014 Local Property Tax (LPT) payment methods did not issue in some cases where there was a discrepancy in the property register. In the specific case mentioned by the Deputy, an error occurred when the 2013 LPT payment instructions were filed on-line on behalf of the liable owner. The individual who filed the return inadvertently replaced the liable owner’s name with their own name at the time of filing. This resulted in an unmatched property on the Property Register and therefore correspondence in respect of 2014 did not issue. I can confirm that Revenue is contacting the person concerned to clarify matters and to amend the property register as necessary.