From the 1st January 2013 the Household Charge will be abolished and be replaced with the Local Property Tax. For liable persons who did not pay the household charge in 2012 and who pay the charge to the Local Government Management Agency by 30th April 2013 arrears of Household Charge will be capped at €130.
From 1st July 2013, any outstanding Household Charge will be increased to €200 and added to Local Property Tax due on the property. The Revenue Commissioners will collect the outstanding charge through the LPT system.
Local Property Tax (LPT)
An annual self-assessed Local Property Tax (LPT) charged on the market value of all residential properties in the State will come into effect from 1 July 2013. It will be administered by Revenue and a half-year charge will apply in 2013.
The Household Charge
The Household Charge is an annual charge introduced by the Local Government (Household Charge) Act 2011 which is payable by owners of residential property. It is a matter for owners of residential properties to register and pay the Household Charge on or after the 1st of January 2012.
The EU/IMF Programme of Financial Support for Ireland commits the Government to the introduction of a property tax for 2012. We are one of the last countries in Europe that does not fund local services through local property-based charges.
These services are essential to your community. They include: fire and emergency services; maintenance and cleaning of streets; planning and development; public parks; street lighting; libraries; open spaces and leisure amenities. These facilities benefit everyone.
A property tax, requiring a comprehensive property valuation system, would take time to introduce and accordingly, to meet the requirements in the EU/IMF Programme, the Government has decided to introduce a Household Charge in 2012.The Household Charge is an interim measure only and a comprehensive and equitable valuation-based property tax will be introduced as soon as possible.
Household Charge payments must be made on or before the 31st March 2012. After this date late payment fees and late payment interest will apply during the period which the household charge remains unpaid.
Written Correspondence should be addressed to.
Household Charge Section, Finance Department, Kildare County Council, Aras Chill Dara, Devoy Park, Naas, Co. Kildare.
Telephone Enquiries should be made to 045 980657
LGCSB, Household Charge Section, P.O. Box 12168, Dublin 1
Telephone Enquiries should be made to 1890 357 357.
Enquiries in relation to Unfinished Housing Estates should be made to,
Planning and Housing Policy Section of the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government at one of the following numbers:
(053) 911 7398
(053) 911 7402
(053) 911 7397
(053) 911 7399
All payments must be accompanied by a completed application form.
Cash payments can be accepted at Finance Section, Level 2, Kildare County Council, Aras Chill Dara, Devoy Park, Naas, Co. Kildare.
Cheque/Bank Draft/ Postal Order must be made payable to Househould Charge.
Cheque/Bank Draft/ Postal Order's made payable to KCC cannot be accepted.
Payments by Laser/Credit Card or Direct Debit Mandates cannot be accepted at Kildare County Council, completed application forms should be forwarded to
LGCSB, Household Charge Section, P.O. Box 12168, Dublin 1.
Or alternatively register at www.householdcharge.ie
PLEASE MAKE CHEQUE / BANK DRAFT / POSTAL ORDERS PAYABLE TO HOUSEHOLD CHARGE, AND NOT KILDARE COUNTY COUNCIL