This annual charge was introduced back in 2013 and it is relevant to you if you own a residential property in the Republic of Ireland, have a long-term lease over 20 years, or a life interest in the property for more than 20 years.
This is a self-assessment tax, so you calculate the tax based on your own assessment of the market value of the property. You pay every year based on the valuation on 1 May 2013.
Market value bands determine the amount payable. The rates introduced in 2013 still apply and will continue until 1 November 2019 – but some Local Authorities have made adjustments downwards depending on your location.
You can view a table of all LPT rates including the local adjustment factor on www.revenue.ie.
What are the rates?
0.18% on the first €1m and
0.25% on the portion of the value over €1m
Where the residential property is rented on a normal short-term lease – LESS THAN 20 YEARS – THE LANDLORD WILL BE LIABLE.
FOR 2018 THE LIABILITY DATE IS 1 NOVEMBER 2017.
There are various options outlined on Revenue’s website and the date for a single debit authority is 21 March 2018. Payment is made online via ROS.
Bear in mind that if you do not pay the LPT, Revenue apply a surcharge to your Income Tax bill even if you file your Tax return on time, so be mindful of this.
Have a question? Contact Frances Brennan.
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