11/02/2013 - Donegal County Council confirms 60% of properties registered for Household Charge

Press Release

11th February 2013

Donegal County Council confirms 60% of properties registered for Household Charge

Since the national figures for Household Charge collection were recently announced, Donegal County Council confirms that 60% of householders have now registered properties for the Household Charge. This is made up of 38,288 properties that are recorded on the Local Government Management Services database; 546 householders who have registered for a waiver and a further 500 registrations received during January 2013 that are awaiting to be updated on the national system.

The Council would like to acknowledge all those who have already paid the Household Charge to date at the Council’s local offices or on-line and are urging all those remaining liable to pay to do so as soon as possible to avoid further and increasing penalties and charges.

Anyone who has not paid the charge so far now owes €130. That’s €100 for the charge and €30 in late payment fees and charges. In line with legislative provisions, the €130 charge that applied from January 2013 will now remain capped at this level through to the end of April 2013. The application of penalties will continue to be reviewed thereafter in terms of increasing compliance for the charge. However, it should be noted that from July 1st 2013, any outstanding Household Charge will be increased to €200 and added to the Local Property Tax due on the property.

The Revenue Commissioners will then pursue any Household Charge outstanding when the Local Property Tax system is fully operational. Interest and penalties under the Local Property Tax system will apply to the additional €200.

Payment of the charge can be made by credit/debit card online at www.householdcharge.ie or by Cheque/bank draft/postal order or cash at any of the Public Service Centres.