Homeowners liable for NPPR urged to contact authorites

€200 tax on second homes will attract penalties if not paid by September 1st

Looking at the outlook for the year ahead, the agency forecasts further growth in prices both in Dublin and nationally. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Looking at the outlook for the year ahead, the agency forecasts further growth in prices both in Dublin and nationally. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

 

Homeowners who have yet to make arrangements to pay the non principal private residence (NPPR) charge have been urged to make contact with their relevant local authority or the NPPR bureau before the end of the month, to avoid additional penalties which will be imposed from September 1st.

The €200 charge, introduced in 2009, applied to those who owned a property that was not their principal residence, with exemptions allowed for mobile homes and those involved in judicial separation or divorce.

It applies from 2009-2013 and homeowners who have not yet paid are already liable for late payment charges.

If payment is not made in full by Sunday evening, or if settlement terms have not been agreed by then, an additional late payment fee of €120 a year will be applied on September 1st.

In addition, the homeowner’s entire NPPR liability will be increased by a factor of 50 per cent and will then be frozen.