As of 5th April – Revenue said they had issued Local Property Tax returns for 1,351,289 properties. (1,193,154 forms) . Their original estimate was that a total of 1.6 million properties would be liable – so there is at least another 400,000 LPT forms still to be issued. We expect that all forms should be delivered by April 15th.
There will be mistakes – because this is the first attempt to build a database of property owners in Ireland. If you get a letter – don’t ignore it. If you get more than 1 letter for the same address , don’t just return one and assume that it will be all OK. There are situations – especially in rural areas – where the data that Revenue are using might result in more than 1 form to the same address.
For example – where the source data has two slightly different spellings of a village or a surname , Revenue may treat this as being 2 different properties. The local postman will be familiar with the various spellings and will deliver both forms – but a computer system has no such discretion. If you get 2 or more forms and they have different property references – then don’t just ignore one of them. Get in touch with Revenue to explain – or you could end up with more hassle in the future because of unpaid tax.