More than 920,000 have now paid household charge

More than 920,000 have now paid household charge

More than 920,000 householders have registered for the €100 household charge, according to the latest figures.

The Local Government Management Agency said yesterday that 921,568 properties had been registered to date. The figure included some 206,000 postal registrations, which were yet to be processed.

The latest figures suggest €92 million has been collected to date, still some way off the government’s target of €160 million.

The LGMA also revealed that 74% of properties were registered online and 15,159 households qualified for a waiver.

About 17,500 properties have registered online for the charge since the deadline passed on March 31st, with those paying late facing penalties of €10 plus 1% interest. A total of 805,569 paid the charge by the deadline.

The Local Government Management Agency said it could take up to six weeks before a breakdown of how many households in each local authority paid the levy was available.

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