Revenue to contact homeowners over 2014 property tax

One million individuals to be asked how they intend to pay local property tax next year

Revenue said in a statement that those who paid in one lump sum - whether by credit or debit card, cheque, postal order or cash - as well as those who made regular payments in cash, will receive a letter outlining options for the coming year.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Revenue said in a statement that those who paid in one lump sum - whether by credit or debit card, cheque, postal order or cash - as well as those who made regular payments in cash, will receive a letter outlining options for the coming year. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Tue, Oct 22, 2013, 20:50

The Revenue Commissioners are to write to nearly one million individuals seeking details on how they intend to pay their local property tax next year.

Thousands who paid through various deduction options as well as those who received exemptions will not be contacted.

However, Revenue said in a statement that those who paid in one lump sum - whether by credit or debit card, cheque, postal order or cash - as well as those who made regular payments in cash, will receive a letter outlining options for the coming year.

“All you need to do is decide how you want to pay for 2014, fill in the payment instruction either online or in paper and send it to Revenue by the deadline. You don’t need to value your property,”it said in a statement.

“Revenue will not be writing to you if you paid your 2013 LPT by phased payment method (direct debit or deduction at source from your salary, occupational pension or certain Government payments). Your phased payment method will continue to apply in 2014 and you don’t need to contact Revenue.

“Similarly, Revenue will not be writing to you if you claimed a full deferral or were exempt as the deferral or exemption carries forward to 2014.”

Further details for the forthcoming year and details on how to change payment methods can be found at revenue.ie.