Half of Tipp to Pay Household Charge

A total of 31,826 Tipperary homes have paid the household charge, according to figures release by the Local Government Management Agency (LGMA) last week.

A total of 31,826 Tipperary homes have paid the household charge, according to figures release by the Local Government Management Agency (LGMA) last week.

When taken in accordance with 2011’s Census, an estimated 44 percent of Tipperary households haven’t paid the charge. Tipperary meets the average country-wide compliance rate, which stands at 56 percent.

Across Ireland, a total of 924,884 Properties have registered to pay the E100 charge, raising E 92.9 million for the Government. The charge aimed to raise E70 million more than it currently has.

In North Tipperary, 14,282 homes have paid the charge, while in South Tipperary, the figure is 17,544.

Of the 17,219 household in the country that are registered for waivers, 665 are in Tipperary.

Interest fees and penalties of between E11 and E13 were imposed on the 40,282 people who paid the charge after the March 31st deadline.

Jackie Maguire, Chair of the Household Charge Project Board encourages home-owners to register their properties for the charge “as soon as possible before additional penalties and interest charges apply”.

A total of 1,295 Tipperary homes paid the charge after the deadline.Data shared between a number of orginisations including the LGMA and ESB will be processed to track down the households that are yet to pay. “The results of this data set analyses will allow local authorities to send out their first batch of reminder letters next month to those homeowners initially identified in the data set as not having registered and paid”.