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Revenue receiving 10,000 LPT calls a day
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29 Oct 2021 / taxation Print

Revenue receiving 10,000 LPT calls a day

Revenue has received Local Property Tax (LPT) returns for around 530,000 properties, ahead of a deadline of 7 November.

The tax body says that this figure represents around 30% of properties liable for the tax. Almost 95% of the returns have been filed online.

As a result of changes to the LPT system, properties are being revalued on 1 November, with valuations to be reviewed subsequently every four years. This year’s revaluation will be the first since the tax was introduced in 2013.

Value of property

The head of Revenue’s LPT branch Katie Clair has reminded those liable for LPT that they need to determine the current value of their property before submitting the return.

“Then, when submitting the return, you need to select the valuation band appropriate to your property’s market value, and confirm how you will pay your LPT for 2022," she says.

Revenue says that its LPT helpline has been receiving more than 10,000 calls a day, with the busiest time between 9.30am and 11.30am. As a result, it is advising people having difficulties to try calling later in the day.

Correspondence

It has also received around 30,000 items of correspondence from property owners about their LPT.

“If you have written to Revenue and haven’t heard back yet, there is no need to follow up with a phone call. We are working to respond to correspondence as quickly as possible,” says Clair.

The tax body has also issued advice for those whose property is not currently registered with Revenue. It says that owners can register by clicking on the ‘Register New Property’ link on the Property Services Card in myAccount or in the ‘Other Services’ section on the ROS homepage.

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