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Monday 23 October 2017

Property tax views sought by city council

Dubliners can now have their say on whether the dreaded local property tax should be reduced for those living in the city.

Submissions from the public are being sought by the city council, as part of a consultation process until August 13.

The responses will form part of a report to be presented by the Chief Executive Owen Keegan to councillors on September 22.

If the members decide to vary the rate by 15pc, either by increasing or decreasing it, the council must inform the Department of the Environment.

The varied rate would then come into effect next January.

The local property tax came into effect in July 2013, and the council expects to receive some €64m for property tax collected in 2014, out of some €80m to be collected for the area by the Revenue Commissioners.

The survey can be completed online at www.dublincity.ie.

fdillon@herald.ie

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