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Variation of Local Property Tax

VARIATION OF LOCAL PROPERTY TAX

NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF SETTING A LOCAL ADJUSTMENT

FACTOR (INCREASE/DECREASE OR LEAVING UNALTERED LOCAL PROPERTY TAX RATE)

The Finance (Local Property Tax) Act 2012 (as amended), makes specific provision that elected members of a local authority may pass a formal resolution to vary the basic rate of the Local Property Tax for their administrative area by a percentage known as the local adjustment factor.

This means that Kildare County Council can increase or decrease the basic rate of the Local Property Tax within the County by a maximum of +/-15% or leave it unaltered.  Further information on LPT rates and how to pay your LPT can be found at www.revenue.ie/en/property/local-property-tax.

The charge period for local property tax runs from 1 November to 31 October each year. A decision to vary the basic rate of LPT applies to the next charge period only. This variation is effective for that one year period, after which the rate reverts back to the original basic rate unless a further decision on a local variation is made by the Elected Members.

Kildare County Council will meet in September 2019 to consider the setting of a local adjustment factor for the charge period 1 Nov 2019 to 31 Oct 2020.

Kildare County Council welcomes written submissions from the public on this matter specifically covering the potential effects of varying the basic rate, or retaining the existing rate, of the Local Property Tax on businesses, individuals and on local authority services.

Submissions must be received by Friday, 9 August 2019 at 5.00 p.m. and may be made using one of the following methods:

By post to:   Local Property Tax Submissions, Finance Section, Kildare County Council, Áras Chill Dara, Devoy Park, Naas

By email to:  lptsubs@kildarecoco.ie

Online at:      http://kildare.ie/CountyCouncil/Finance/LocalPropertyTax

Submissions should be clearly marked “Proposed LPT Variation”

Signed: P Carey

Chief Executive

Dated: Tuesday, 9 July 2019

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