Property Tax 2019

The 2019 Property Tax liability date was November 1st 2018.
If you owned a residential property in Ireland on Nov 1st 2018 – then you will be liable for the Property Tax on it for the whole of 2019.

If you wanted to change your payment method for 2019, you were supposed to amend your LPT record online and confirm the new payment method by 25th November 2018. 

If  you are planning on paying your 2019 Local Property Tax in full by cash, cheque, postal order, credit card or debit card. – the payment deadline is the 10th  January 2019.

If  you wish to pay the Property Tax in full, in a single payment you should confirm that by the 10th January 2019.

Note:  Single Debit Authority payments will be deducted from bank accounts on or around  21st March 2019:

For all of the 700,000 or so owners that paid the 2018 LPT  by Direct Debit or by deduction at source – that method of payment will continue automatically for 2019. There will be no need for these people to complete any forms etc. (Unless they want to change their  method of payment).
Information about 2019 Property Tax Amounts Here


Revenue sent out  letters during October 2018  to those  people who paid by lump sum –  to ask homeowners to confirm their payment option again for the 2019 Property Tax .

A payment instruction form (LPT1a) was included with this letter – but only for about 300,000 people (i.e. those who filed by paper last year) . The rest of the owners will be expected to go online to confirm payment methods for 2019.
About 30,000 notifications will also issue to Revenue Online mail boxes.

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 2019 – 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 2019 is different to the 2018 rate – you will get a letter confirming the new rate if you pay by deduction at source or direct debit .  Details of the county by county  2019 Property Tax Rates Here

Note that if you bought your home in 2013 you are still exempt from the Property Tax until  the end of 2019 – see more about that here


Property Tax 2019  Payment Dates

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 2019 LPT .

10th January 2019: 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 10th January 2019

15th January 2019 – This is the date of the first LPT monthly direct debit.

21st March 2019:  Single Debit Authority payments will be deducted from bank accounts on or around  this date.

2 thoughts on “Property Tax 2019

  1. Hi
    We are selling our family home and want to pay the lpt. We never paid any lpt on this property. We can’t find our property id or pin so we contacted the lpt office. But they can’t find it either. They have now asked us to write to them and they will deal with it in due course. But we need to close the sale and can’t afford to wait. Can you offer any advice please?
    Kindest regards
    Bridget O’Brien

    • You will need to wait for LPT – it should have been paid from the start.
      You may have to pay a penalty – or at least interest of 8% per year. See here

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