The government are sending out a leaflet in February to all homes in Ireland to try and explain the Household Charge.
The Household Charge is a self assessed property based tax – and anyone who is liable is expected to register themselves. No bills are being issued for the Household charge. It is €100 for 2012 .
The leaflet is headed – “BETTER COMMUNITIES START AT YOUR DOORSTEP” and is printed in both English and Irish . ( Muirear Teaghlaigh is Household Charge in Irish)
If you want to have a preview of the Household Charge leaflet – with it’s nice pictures of libraries, public parks and streets – you can find a copy of it here
The government must be hoping that the leaflets will increase number of people registering – with less than 6% having registered by the 8th February .
Read more about the Household Charge Here – find out the details of exemptions and waivers and who is liable. Household Charge The Facts
The Household Charge leaflet delivery contract was awarded to CityPost – but the actual delivery will probably be carried out by An Post in many rural areas not covered by City Post.