The local property tax

 

Sir, – The Minister for Finance is quoted as indicating that in his revision of property tax rates, he will consider a reduction in the tax on people who pay property maintenance fees (News, June 11th).

These charges relate to grounds and building maintenance, and general upkeep of the property.

Private house-owners have to pay these costs themselves.

Maybe he will consider these expenses incurred by house-owners as deductible from property tax. – Yours, etc,

ALAN

McCARTHY,

Dublin 6.