The 2017 liability date for LPT was November 1st 2016. If you owned a residential property on that date – then you will be liable for the Property Tax on it for the whole of 2017. See how much your Property Tax will be in 2017 here.
If you are planning on paying your Local Property Tax 2017 in full by cash, cheque, postal order, credit card or debit card. – the payment deadline will be the 11th January 2017
If you wish to change your payment method for 2017, you were supposed to have amended your LPT record online and confirmed the new payment method by 25th November 2016 (if you need to select an alternative phased payment method) .
If you wish to pay the tax in full, in a single payment – you need to confirm that by the 11th January 2017
For all of the 700,000 or so owners that paid the 2016 LPT by Direct Debit or by deduction at source – that method of payment will continue automatically for 2017. There will be no need for these people to complete any forms etc. (Unless they want to change their method of payment). If owners were exempt in 2016 – and nothing has changed – then the exemption carries on through 2017.
But – if you are one of the majority of people (about 1.1 million) who paid the 2016 LPT in a lump sum from your bank account or by credit card or debit card , or by cheque or cash or by installments in the Post Office etc – you will need to confirm your payment method again for 2017.
Revenue sent out letters during October 2016 to those people who paid by lump sum – to ask them to confirm their payment option again for the 2017 Property Tax .
A payment instruction form (LPT1a) was included with this letter only for about 300,000 people (i.e. those who filed by paper last year) . The rest of the owners will be expected to confirm payment methods for 2017 online.
About 30,000 notifications will also issue to Revenue Online mail boxes.
The deadline for confirmation of the payment method was 25th of November 2016
The LPT Helpline is 1890 200 255 .– See alternative to 1890 number here –
LPT Online can be accessed here
The good news is – that the original LPT valuations that were filed back in 2013 are still valid for 2017 – so you don’t have to go through the valuation process again. The LPT valuation band you selected for 2013 stays the same until November 2019 (Unless you think it was wrong.).
If you live in an area where the Property Tax for 2017 is different to the 2016 rate – you will get a letter confirming the new rate if you pay by deduction at source or direct debit .
See the 2017 Property Tax Rates
Note that if you bought your home in 2013 you are still exempt from the Property Tax until 2019 – see more about that here
Property Tax Lump Sum Payment Dates for 2017
Credit/Debit Card payments: (online only): The full amount will be charged to your card on the day you select this payment method for paying your 2017 LPT liability.
11th January 2017: If you are paying your LPT in full by cash, cheque, postal order, credit card or debit card. – payment must be made by the latest 11th January 2017
15th January 2017 – This is the date of the first LPT monthly direct debit.
21st March 2017: Single Debit Authority payments will be deducted from bank accounts on or around this date.