Property Tax 2020

The 2020 Property Tax liability date was November 1st 2019.
If you owned a residential property in Ireland on Nov 1st 2019 – then you will be liable for the Property Tax on it for the whole of 2020.

If you wanted to change your payment method for 2020, you were supposed to have amended your LPT record online and confirmed the new payment method by 25th November 2019. 

If you are planning on paying your 2020 Local Property Tax in full by cash, cheque, postal order, credit card or debit card. – the payment deadline was the 10th January 2020.

If you wish to pay the Property Tax in full, in a single payment you should have confirmed that by the 10th January 2020.

Note:  Single Debit Authority payments were due to be deducted from bank accounts on or around  21st March 2020 . But Revenue said that the payment the date has now been put back to July 21st 2020 , due to the disruption caused by the coronavirus.

Revenue said in a statement:

“Property owners who have opted to make a payment by annual debit instruction or single debit authority do not need to advise Revenue or take any action. “The payment date will be changed automatically to July 21, 2020.”

For all of the 700,000 or so owners that paid the 2019 LPT  by Direct Debit or by deduction at source – that method of payment will continue automatically for 2020. There will be no need for these people to complete any forms etc. (Unless they want to change their  method of payment).
Information about 2020 Property Tax Amounts Here

Revenue sent out letters during October 2019  to those people who paid by lump sum –  to ask homeowners to confirm their payment option again for the 2020 Property Tax .

The LPT Helpline is 01 738 3626
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 2020 – 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 2020 (Unless you think it was wrong.).

If you live in an area where the Property Tax for 2020 is different to the 2019 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  2020 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 2020 – see more about that here

Property Tax 2020  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 2020 LPT .

10th January 2020: 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 2020

15th January 2020 – This is the date of the first LPT monthly direct debit.

21st May 2020:  Single Debit Authority payments will be deducted from bank accounts on or around this date. (Changed from 21st March because of Coronavirus)

Property owners who opted to make a payment by Annual Debit Instruction or Single Debit Authority do not need to advise Revenue or take any action. The payment date will be changed automatically to 21 May 2020.