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O’Brien calls for no hike to Local Property Tax for Fingal homeowners

- LPT Review set to be published in the coming months -

Local Fianna Fáil TD and Housing Spokesperson, Darragh O’Brien has said any increase in Local Property Tax would be unjust on Fingal homeowners and should therefore not feature as part of the review expected in the coming months.

The Local Property Tax (LPT) was introduced in 2014 and is based on the self-assessed value of properties in May 2013.

O’Brien said, “I was pleased to have an input into the Fianna Fáil submission to the review of Local Property Tax earlier this year and which gave me the opportunity to share the concerns of home owners in our region.

“It is clear that there is absolutely no capacity for households in Dublin Fingal to take an increase in the Local Property Tax.

“I have been firm in my commitment to working to ensure that no extra tax burden is imposed on Fingal homeowners and that the current rate of property tax should remain unchanged.

“Given the detrimental impact that pyrite has had on thousands of homes across Fingal, it is only right that the homes included in the pyrite scheme are exempt from paying a property tax.

“It is crucial too that Local Authority Councillors make a greater contribution to how the tax take is allocated locally – people in the area rely on their feedback and input.

He concluded, “I intend on doing my utmost to prevent any hike in LPT tax for homeowners in the North County.”

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