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BACKGROUND:

Each year Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is obliged to seek the views from the public about the Local Property Tax (LPT). The Finance (Local Property Tax) Act 2012 which gives councillors the power toincreas or decrease the basic rate by +/- 15% or leave it unchanged. A link to some Frequently Asked Questions about the LPT.

This decision to vary the LPT will be made by councillors at their September 2018 meeting. The Council must notify the Revenue Commissioners in advance of striking their own Budget for the coming financial year, 2019.  Below is an extract from the September 2017 Council meeting and a report on the estimated LPT collected at the time by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council:


HOW THE LOCAL PROPERTY TAX WAS SPENT IN 2018:

In 2017, the amount collected by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council was€51.824,546m
Less 20% for the National Equalisation Fund -€10.364,909
LPT 2018 Allocation€41,459,637

Here is how the remaining €41.4m was distributed:
Council's Discretionary Income€10,364,909
Replacement of the 2014 Local Government Fund (LGF)€5,724,579
Replacement of the Pay Related Deduction Income  €2,546,340
Statutory Self Financing Housing & Transportation Schemes   €22,823,809
Total LPT:€41,459,637


"During the 2016 consultation, a mere 6 submissions were received by the Council. During 2017 the number increased to 76 submissions so I am hopeful that this year we will be able to increase this figure. It is essential that the Council and councillors hear the views of local residents. I would like to hear from as many residents as possible to ensure that we have as wide a consultation process as possible, please inform your friends and neighbours. Since the introduction of the LPT, I along with my Fianna Fáil colleagues have consistantly argued for the LPT to be reduced in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown ny the maximum 15%" said Cormac.

HOW TO MAKE A SUBMISSION:

You can make a free submission via any of the following methods (before Wednesday 15th August):

* Click here to make an online submission

* Email your submission (copied to Cormac) (All submissions must be received before midnight of 15th August)

* You can send a written submission by post to:
The Local Property Tax Submissions
c/o Proposed LPT Variation
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council
FMS Section
County Hall, Marine Road
Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin
(Submissions made by post must reach the Council by close of business (4pm) on Wednesday 15th August)


Please note that there is no prescribed format for a submission please include your name, address or email address on your submission along with your comments. If you have any questions, please call the LPT Section of the Financial Management Division on (01) 205 4700.
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