Fine Gael North Tipperary/South Offaly TD Noel Coonan has reiterated that the closing date for registration to pay the €100 household charge is 31st March. Deputy Coonan urged all those in North Tipperary and South Offaly not to miss the deadline which is fast approaching.
“Property owners are required to pay €100 by 31st March. The money goes towards essential local services including fire and emergency services, maintenance and cleaning of streets, planning and development, public parks, street lighting, libraries, open spaces and leisure amenities,” said Deputy Coonan.
“The introduction of the Household Charge is an interim measure and proposals for a full property tax will be considered by the Government in due course. Household charge is a requirement of the EU/IMF Programme of Financial Support and while none of us want to pay this we unfortunately have to do so as Exchequer funding is short,” continued Noel.
“A more comprehensive and equitable valuation-based property charge will be introduced as soon as possible to replace the interim household charge. Non-payment will unfortunately lead to fines and local services will be cut, he said.”
“All those wishing to pay can do so online, by post, through our local authority or by collecting a form from your local post office. Forms are also available at my office and please feel free to call 0504 32544 for a form,” said Noel.