Minister for Finance rules out significant property-tax rise

Paschal Donohoe says property tax review will focus on keeping bills at current levels

A review of the local property tax will focus on keeping bills for households roughly in line with current levels in the years ahead, the Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe, has indicated. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A review of the local property tax will focus on keeping bills for households roughly in line with current levels in the years ahead, the Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe, has indicated. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A review of the local property tax (LPT) will focus on keeping bills for households roughly in line with current levels in the years ahead, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has said.

This will mean significant changes in the tax, as revaluations next year would otherwise lead to big increases in property tax bills from 2020 onwards.

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