Dublin City Councillors will meet on Tuesday 19th September next to determine whether the Local Property Tax (LPT) rate for Dubliners should be reduced. Since the last local election in 2014, Fine Gael Councillors have voted to reduce the rate of the LPT Dubliners have to pay be the maximum amount possible.
This year, in preparation for the September 19th Council meeting, a public consultation is being held to allow Dubliners put forward their views as to whether they think the Local Property Tax (LPT) should be varied in Dublin city.
Section 20 of the Finance (Local Property Tax) Act 2012 allows City Councillors to vary the LPT rate by plus or minus 15 per cent. The council must ask the public for their views on this and take these views into account before making a decision.
Anyone who wishes to take part in the public consultation process can take the user-friendly online survey from Monday 31st July to 4.30pm on Wednesday 30th August at the following https://consultation.dublincity.ie/. I would welcome hearing your views directly as well. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org during the consultation process but also until the Council meeting on September 19th next.
All submissions received will inform a Chief Executive’s report which Dublin City Council will present to the Elected Members on Tuesday 19th September 2017. Should City Councillors decide to vary the rate, Dublin City Council must inform the Department of the Housing, Community, Planning and Local Government and the Office of The Revenue Commissioners by 30th September 2017. Any variation which may be made would apply from 1st January 2018.