Property Tax 2016 – Details and Payment Dates
The 2016 liability date for LPT was November 1st 2015. If you owned a residential property on that date – then you will be liable for the Property Tax on it for the whole of 2016
If you are planning on paying your 2016 Local Property Tax in full by cash, cheque, postal order, credit card or debit card. – the payment deadline is Thursday 7th January 2016
If you wish to change your payment method for 2016, you should have amended your LPT record online and confirmed the new payment method by 25th November 2015 (if you needed 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 7th January 2016
For all of the 640,000 or so owners that paid the 2015 LPT by Direct Debit or by deduction at source – that method of payment will continue automatically for 2016. 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 2015 – and nothing has changed – then the exemption carries on through 2016.
But – if you are one of the majority of people (about 750,000) who paid the 2015 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 2016.
Revenue sent out letters during October to these 750,000 or so people who paid by lump sum – to ask them to confirm their payment option again for the 2016 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 2016 online.
About 30,000 notifications will also issue to Revenue Online mail boxes.
The deadline for confirmation of the payment method was the 25th of November 2015
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 in 2013 are valid for 2016 – 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 2016 is different to the 2015 rate – you will get a letters confirming the new rate if you pay by deduction at source or direct debit .
See the 2016 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 2016
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 2016 LPT liability.
7th January 2016: 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 7th January 2016
15th January 2016 – This is the date of the first LPT monthly direct debit.
21st March 2016: Single Debit Authority payments will be deducted from bank accounts on or around this date.