Public Consultation Notice Of Consideration Of Setting A Local Adjustment Factor For 2017 (Local Property Tax)

June 28, 2016 0

Cllr Tony Murphy would like to advise that submissions on the local property tax adjustment factor are welcomed from the public specifically covering the effects of the property tax on Businesses, individuals and on local authority services.  The basic rate can be adjusted + or – 15%. The last day for receiving submissions is Friday 29th July at 4pm

Cllr Tony Murphy

Cllr Tony Murphy

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 Fingal 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.

At the meeting of Fingal County Council held on 14THSeptember 2015, to consider this matter, the Members agreed to reduce the basic rate of Local Property Tax applicable within the County by 15%.  This reduction applies for a period of one year from the 1st November 2015 (liability date) to the 31st October 2016 and the 2016 Local Property Tax charge payable by property owners for 2016, within the County reflected this reduction.  The Local Property Tax rate reverts back to its original basic rate on the 1st November 2016 unless a further decision is made by the Elected Members to retain the existing variation or apply an alternative variation.

Why are we consulting?

The Council will meet in September 2016 to consider the setting of a Local Adjustment Factor for 2017.  Members must decide whether to retain the variation agreed in 2015, agree an alternative variation, or apply no variation.

The Council welcomes submissions from the public on this matter specifically covering the potential effects of retaining the existing variation, or applying an alternative or no variation, on businesses, individuals and on local authority services.

Would you like to make a submission?

The period for submissions is from Monday 27th June, 2016 to 4pm Friday 29th July, 2016.

You can make a submission by doing one of the following:

local_property_taxLPT Submissions
Finance Department
Fingal County Council
County Hall
Swords
Co. Dublin
K67X8Y2

Hard copies of this survey will be made available at Fingal County Council’s Public Libraries, County Hall, Swords and Civic Offices, Blanchardstown.

Further information:  http://www.fingal.ie/housing/payments/localpropertytax/

Phone no’s:     01 8905332 / 01 8905101 / 01 8905455 / 01 8905326

Links: Frequently Asked Questions

All submissions, including the names and addresses of those making submissions to the Council, will form part of the statutorily required report to be presented to a meeting of Fingal County Council. They will also be included in the minutes of that meeting and will appear on the Council’s Website.