DONEGAL County Council
is inviting submissions from members of the public
on proposals to vary the basic rate of Local
Property Tax (LPT) in Donegal in 2017.
The council wants to hear the public's views and
opinions on any proposal to vary the rate of LPT and
in particular, on the potential effects on
households, individuals, businesses and indeed on
Local Property Tax is an annual tax charged on all
residential properties in Ireland and came into
effect in 2013.
Local authorities may vary the basic rate within its
own area by a maximum of 15%.
This means that Donegal County Council can either
increase or decrease the rate of Local Property Tax
in Donegal in 2017 by a maximum of 15% of the 2016
For example, if a house is valued under €100,000,
the Local Property Tax in 2016 would have been €90.
If the Local Property Tax rate is increased by 15%,
this house owner will pay €103.50 in 2017 and if the
Local Property Tax rate is reduced by 15%, then this
house owner will pay €76.50 in 2017 and so on.
In a statement, the council said the money collected
under the LPT "contributes towards the cost of
providing a range of local council services
including libraries, public lighting, road
maintenance, housing services (and) fire services".
The deadline date for all submissions is the 19th
August 2016 and submissions should be made in
writing and emailed to
LPT@donegalcoco.ie or posted to Donegal County
Council, LPT Submissions, County House, Lifford, Co.