Number who have paid the household charge now stands at almost 915,000

Number who have paid the household charge now stands at almost 915,000

Almost 915,000 homeowners have now paid the €100 household charge

The number of people who have paid the €100 household charge now stands at 914,932, according to the latest figures released by the government.

That figure suggests that a number of people are still paying the charge despite the March 31st deadline having passed.

It is estimated that now over half of those liable for the controversial charge have paid.

Anyone who has paid since March 31st has been liable for a 10% fine.

Meanwhile it has also emerged that one landlord paid a massive €80,000-plus to the Exchequer last year in non-principal private residence (NPPR) tax.

Figures released by the Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan show that the unidentified landlord paid the €200 tax on over 400 units.

The figures, provided by Mr Hogan in a series of written Dáil replies to Labour TD Gerald Nash, show that the numbers of landlords registered as owning between 101 and 200 NPPRs increased last year from 29 to 36.

The 36 last year each paid between €20,000 and €40,000 to the State.

Mr Hogan also confirmed that 135,971 people paid the €200 NPPR tax last year for one NPPR unit, with a further 45,397 paying the tax for two to 10 units.

Underlining the increased level of compliance in relation to the tax, Mr Hogan said that 19,230 NPPR accounts last year incurred late registration fees and charges, compared to 23,730 in 2010.

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