The Local Property Tax was introduced in July 2013. This is intended to help bridge the gap between government revenues and expenditures. A property tax is more employment-friendly than further increases in income taxes. And the property tax will exert a stabilising influence on the economy and the public finances.
This section considers the issues that arise in designing a property tax.
Property Tax – Why Dubliners Should Pay More
Some people have complained that the residential property tax, that will be based on the market value of the property, will be unfair to Dubliners, because property values are higher there than elsewhere in Ireland. Find out why we believe it is only fair that Dubliners pay more in property tax.
The New Property Tax
A review of the proposed residential property tax that will replace the household charge from 1 July, 2013. While the introduction of the property tax as recommended will improve the fairness of the tax system, it fails to properly account for any outstanding mortgage debt.
Does Ireland Need A Property Tax?
The proposed property tax for Ireland and how we need to find the right mix of taxes to meet our borrowing requirements. Sean Moriarty, former Head Tax Administration at OECD speaks out.