€2 million more raised this year in tax on second properties

€2 million more raised this year in tax on second properties

The non-principal private residence charge must be paid by those who own a second property in the State

The second home tax has raised nearly €2 million more this year than in 2011.

Saturday marked this year’s deadline for payment of the €200 non-principal private residence charge and almost €50 million had been paid by then nationally.

Now, the government is using data from the NPPR in its quest to collect outstanding Household Charge arrears.

The database for the charge has been used along with the register of private rented accommodation for identifying homeowners who hadn’t paid the new household charge.

According to the Irish Times, it is thought that the introduction of the €100 charge this year may have prompted some people to pay their second home tax for the first time too – although it was noted that this was not the case in every county.

Read the full story in today’s Irish Times.

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