Tomás Ó Flatharta

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50 per cent have not paid the house tax – latest figures

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It is official – only 50 per cent of eligible victims have signed up to the house tax – many thanks to Nama Winelake for the story.

NAMA Wine Lake

In advance of the referendum on 31st May, there appears to be a temporary lull in talk of austerity, at least talk by the Government. It almost feels like being back as a child at home when there are visitors, and you have committed some real or imagined transgression and you know as soon as the visitors leave, you’ll be in for a leathering. And the anxiety is that as soon as the referendum is out of the way on 31st May, we won’t be able to escape wall-to-wall coverage about household charges, septic tank registration fees, fines, prosecutions and the results of the expert group looking at charging structures for a new property tax in 2013 – the only certainty is the commitment with the IMF which states in the Memorandum of Understanding (page 83) there will be “an increase in property tax.”

But what about the household charge for…

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May 18, 2012 at 2:47 pm

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