Update : May 17 2013
Latest figures on Household Charge registration.
The latest figures from May 13th are that 1,231,918 properties have been registered for the household charge including those having waivers.
The Household Charge was introduced in order to help build a national property database in preparation for the 2013 Property Tax – but there are still significant numbers of property owners who have not registered.
We estimate there are about 1.82 million properties that could be liable for the Household Charge - (See our calculations here)
so if the figure of 1.23 million registered is correct -it works out that just over 66% of liable properties that have been registered. So about one third of properties have still not been registered. The government figures say that 76% have registered – but they base that on 1.62 million liable properties.
With the Property Tax starting in July 2013 – it is going to get very messy trying to find out who actually owns all the unregistered properties. Here are the latest figures for the Property Tax Returns
There will also be some confusion about the compliance rates for the new Property Tax – because it isn’t clear how many properties the governement are basing the calculations on – 1.66 million or 1.99 million . They seem to have mislaid 330,000 houses somewhere ! Read More Here
See more here about Penalty Charges for the late payment of the Household Charge.
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