Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Ceisteanna (265)

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin

Ceist:

265. Deputy Aodhán Ó Ríordáin asked the Minister for Finance if he will provide the number of units built since 2013 which are not subject to property tax broken down by local authority, in tabular form; and the estimated yield to the relevant local authority if the property tax was applied to post-2013 units. [27213/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Finance)

I am advised by Revenue that residential properties built after the current valuation date (1 May 2013) remain outside the charge to Local Property Tax (LPT). As the properties are not liable to LPT, there is no obligation on owners to register them for the tax or complete the relevant returns. As such, the LPT Register does not contain valuation details in respect of these properties and liabilities cannot be accurately estimated for them.

 

However, based on information compiled from other sources, including Stamp Duty data, housing construction data, and data provided by the Central Statistics office (CSO), it is estimated that approximately 80,000 units that were constructed post-2013 will become liable to LPT for the next ‘valuation period’.  

 

Were these properties made liable to LPT, based on their valuations at 1 May 2013, it is estimated that the yield would be in the region of €25 million per annum. A breakdown of these estimates on a Local Authority basis is not available.

Question No. 266 answered with Question No. 264.