Local Property Tax – Public Consultation Period Cut from 30 to 14 Days

Cllr. Fionnán Fitzgerald wishes to inform / warn his constituents that the Local Property Tax consultation period has been cut from 30 days to 14 days and will now run from June 16th to July 2nd. 

Cllr. Fionnán Fitzgerald wishes to let his constituents know that the public consultation period for local property tax issues has been cut from 30 days down to 14.

Cllr. Fitzgerald has been informed of the changes by Kerry County Council Head of Finance Angela McAllen. Ms. McAllen also provided Cllr. Fitzgerald with additional information on the property tax and some questions frequently asked by members of the public.

Ms. McAllen wrote: “As you are aware, proposed changes to the Local Property Tax have been recently announced by the Minister for Finance, Pascal Donohoe TD, published in the heads of, The Finance (Local Property Tax) (Amendment) Bill 2021.

The Bill gives effect to a number of changes under the Programme for Government following the 2019 Interdepartmental Review of Local Property Tax and the necessary legislation to implement these changes is currently being prepared by Government.

These changes require amendment to the deadlines for the Council’s consideration of Local Property Tax and the setting of a Local Adjustment Factor for Budget 2022, which will now require consideration in July 2021.

In addition the Council has also been recently notified by the Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage that amendments have also come into effect for the Local Property Tax (Local Adjustment Factor) Regulations 2014, which require Local Authorities to reduce the public consultation period from 30 days to 14 days.

The period of consultation will run from 16th June to 2nd July 2021, during which the public can make written submissions to the Head of Finance or email to lptcon@kerrycoco.ie.

The Chief Executive will provide a summary of the submissions received in the Report to the Members when the Members meet in July 2021 to consider the local adjustment factor.

Mise, le meas, Angela McAllen, Head of Finance.

Get more information on the local property tax with a click on the link here: https://www.gov.ie/en/press-release/a9a5a-minister-donohoe-announces-changes-to-local-property-tax/

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