LPT payment for 2017-what you need to know

Business Q&A

Published 12/11/2016 | 00:00

Q CAN you tell me what do I need to do about my LPT payment for 2017?

A The deadline for paying your 2017 LPT charge in full is 11th January 2017.

If you do not have your Property ID or PIN, you can apply on-line to have your Property ID and PIN reissued to you. If you cannot apply online, you should call the helpline on 1890 200 255 (ROI only) or +353 1 7023049 (From outside ROI)

If you paid your LPT for 2016 by lump sum or cash payment and have not yet made arrangements to pay the 2017 charge, you need to do so as soon as possible.

Revenue are writing to those who paid their 2016 LPT by deduction at source or by direct debit or if there is a local authority rate change for 2017. These payment methods will automatically roll over into 2017 so no action is required.

HAVE LPT RATES CHANGED?

This year is similar to last year because 5 local authorities have reduced their LPT rate resulting in 5 different LPT rates. The reductions range from 3% to 15%. 9 local authorities have increased their rate compared to last year including Wexford County Council. Revenue will make the changes automatically in your account. Because county boundaries and postal addresses are not always aligned, there may be cases where the LPT rate is incorrect. If the local authority assigned to a property needs to be changed, contact the LPT helpline.

WHO IS LIABLE TO PAY LPT FOR 2017?

If you are the liable person for the residential property on 1 November 2016 you have to pay LPT for 2017. If you (as an owner) sell your residential property after 1st of November 2016 you will be liable to pay LPT on the property for 2017, even if it is sold before the end of 2016.

HOW MUCH IS DUE FOR 2017?

The amount of LPT due for 2017 depends on the value declared for the property on 1 May 2013 and the LPT rate applying to your property for 2017.

You can confirm how much LPT is due for 2017 on your property by accessing your LPT record online using your PPSN, Property ID and PIN. Details of property valuation bands and the amount due for 2017 are available. Log onto: http://www.revenue.ie/en/tax/lpt/ to access this information.

What you need to do if you receive a letter from Revenue:

q If you wish to avail of a phased payment option such as Direct Debit, Deduction at Source or regular cash payments through a Payment Service Provider, you should confirm your payment method by 25 November 2016. If you have missed this deadline you need to confirm your new phased payment method as soon as possible.

q If you prefer to pay in full with a single payment by cash, cheque, postal order, credit card or debit card, you can do so anytime that suits you but you must pay by 5pm on 11 January 2017 at the latest.

q If you agree to pay in full by Annual Debit Instruction or a Single Debit Authority by 11 January 2017, Revenue will not debit your account until 21 March 2017 unless you indicate an earlier date.

If you need assistance with submitting your LPT for 2017, please contact Marie Kenny on 053 9170507 or email mkenny@rda.ie

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