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Tuesday 22 August 2017

Keep an eye on your payslip if you haven't paid property tax

David Coss from the Willowbrook estate in Celbridge pictured on the main street of the town with fellow protestors against the property tax. Photo: Gerry Mooney
David Coss from the Willowbrook estate in Celbridge pictured on the main street of the town with fellow protestors against the property tax. Photo: Gerry Mooney

OH dear. If you were one of those people who thought they'd get away without paying their Local Property Tax you'll be finding out this week that it wasn't that simple.

Revenue has started dipping into wages, salaries and pensions to get their money.

Examine your payslip closely – you may find that a portion of money has been taken – it will be listed under deductions as 'LPT'.

Those on social welfare benefits may find some docked too, but you cannot receive less than €186 per week under welfare rules, so make sure you're not overcharged.

Between now and year end, a similar amount will be deducted to pay the bill.

If you feel you owe less, due to an incorrect house valuation, get in touch with them immediately.

Remember, the full LPT becomes payable in 2014 with first deductions being made from January.

It will be approximately double what is being taken now.

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