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Written Answers - Local Authority Charges

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 754 No. 3

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 321.  Deputy Joan Collins Information on Joan Collins Zoom on Joan Collins  asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Information on Philip Hogan Zoom on Philip Hogan  the number of households who have registered for the €100 household charge to date in 2012 under the following headings (details supplied) and broken down by local authority areas in tabular form. [6476/12]

Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government (Deputy Phil Hogan): Information on Philip Hogan Zoom on Philip Hogan The Local Government (Household Charge) Act 2011 and the Local Government (Household Charge) Regulations 2012 provide the legislative basis for the household charge. Under the legislation, an owner of a residential property on the liability date of 1 January 2012 is liable to pay the household charge, unless otherwise exempted or entitled to claim a waiver. The household charge is on a self-assessment basis and it is a matter for an owner of a residential [469]property on the liability date to determine if he/she has a liability and, if so, to declare that liability and pay the household charge.

The Local Government Management Agency (LGMA) is administering the household charge system on a shared service/agency basis for all county and city councils. I understand, from data provided by the LGMA, that as of 3 February, 2012, a total of 75,050 properties were registered for the household charge and that it has been paid in full in respect of 61,669 properties while 13,381 are making payment by direct debit in four instalments. The LGMA does not have the sub national details of the registrations sought in the Question.

Question No. 322 answered with Question No. 305.

Question No. 323 answered with Question No. 309.


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