DONEGAL County Council
is inviting submissions from the public on proposals
to vary the basic rate of Local Property Tax in the
county in 2015.
The council is keen to hear the views and opinions
on any proposal to vary the rate of Local Property
Tax and in particular, on the potential effects on
households, individuals, businesses and indeed on
Certain local authorities including Donegal may now
vary, up or down, the basic rate of LPT within their
own area by a maximum of 15 per cent.
For example, if a house is valued under €100,000,
the Local Property Tax in 2014 would have been €90.
If the Local Property Tax rate is increased by 15%,
this house owner will pay €103.50 in 2015 and if the
Local Property Tax rate is reduced by 15%, then this
house owner will pay €76.50 in 2015 and so on.
The LPT money collected contributes towards the cost
of providing a range of local services including
libraries, public lighting, road maintenance,
housing services, fire services, dealing with
illegal dumping and littering, community
initiatives, beach management and tourism
development initiatives, the local authority said in
"An adjustment in the rate of Local Property Tax
will have an impact on the council's capacity to
deliver these services. For instance, if the rate is
reduced and if funding is not available to replace
this reduction, then the income available to the
council will be reduced which will in turn limit the
range and extent of services and supports that can
be provided in 2015."
The deadline date for all submissions is August 19,
2014 and submissions should be made in writing and
LPT@donegalcoco.ie or posted to Donegal County
Council, LPT Submissions, County House, Lifford, Co.
Further information, including a list of frequently
asked questions, is available on