In September, Councillors will decide on whether to reduce the Local Property Tax rate for 2019 or leave it as is.
In advance of that decision, Dublin City Council is undertaking a Public Consultation to gauge the views of Dubliners. Under the Finance (Local Property Tax) Act 2012, as amended by section 5 of the Finance (Local Property Tax) Act 2013, the City Council can vary the basic rate of the Local Property Tax within its functional area by a maximum of +/-15%. This power is available to Local Authorities effective from 2015, the relevant sections of the act came into effect on the 1st of July 2014.
Any decision by a Local Authority to vary the basic rate of tax of the LPT must be taken by the 30th of September each year in order that it can have effect from the 1st of November (the liability date) and therefore determine the LPT liability for taxpayers in that local authority area the following year.
Therefore, you can share your views with me, my Councillor colleagues and Dublin City Council as to whether you think the LPT rate should be cut, increased or left the same for 2019.
The Public Consultation runs from Monday 23rd July to 4.30pm on Wednesday 22nd August 2018.
Your submission can be made in one of three ways:
– By completing an on-line survey at https://consultation.dublincity.ie
– By submitting a PDF version of the survey via email to LPTconsultation@dublincity.ie
– By submitting a hard copy of the survey to
LPT Consultation, C/O Finance Dept, Dublin City Council, Block 1 Floor 8, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8.
Fine Gael Councillor - North Inner City
Chair, Urban Form & Planning Strategic Policy Committee