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Few taxes can have been the subject of more reports and analysis than the local property tax. Photograph: Getty Images

The Government’s indecision is final. After a year-long review process it has put off agreeing on what to do next with the local property tax until we(...)

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After months of study and yet another report on the local property tax, the Government decided this week to kick a decision on the future of the tax f(...)

Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe:  property tax rate of 0.18 per cent  likely to be cut when new house valuations take effect from November 2019. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe is set to cut the property tax rate to prevent steep rises in annual bills but is resisting pressure from the Ind(...)

“If the Government stood back, the tax would be levied on the basis of prices which have risen by 80 per cent since the last valuation. That would mean a big increase in bills. This will not happen.”

The local property tax is in danger of a slow and lingering death. The Government is under pressure to come up with a plan for its future. But the pro(...)

Your property tax bill is not going to shoot up over the next couple of years, despite the rapid rise in house prices. That is unless you are one of t(...)

Eoghan Murphy: the Minister for Housing has suggested the local property tax might be based not solely on house prices. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

How much local property tax (LPT) will you be paying in two years’ time? Quite a lot more, if nothing is done, as bills would rise along with house pr(...)

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 f(...)

The Taoiseach  wants to reform  Local Property Tax  to give greater flexibility,  allowing councils in urban areas to prevent steep increases due to rising property prices. File photograph: Getty Images

Local councils would be allocated greater power to vary their rates of property tax under proposals to reform the levy favoured by Taoiseach Leo Varad(...)

Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar who said on Monday he would try and resist any sharp increased in property tax rates. Photograph: Getty

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar chose an interesting formula of words for his latest comments on local property tax, indicating he would work to avoid the impo(...)

“It’s inequitable. New apartments at Lansdowne Place in Ballsbridge have prices ranging from €825,000 to €6.5 million. The property tax on €6.5 million is €16,000 a year,” said Paddy McCartan. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Dublin local authorities stand to lose in the region of €30 million by 2019 in Local Property Tax (LPT) foregone on new homes, figures compiled by Dub(...)

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