Property Tax 2018

The Property Tax 2018 liability date  was November 1st 2017.  If you owned  a residential property on that date – then you will be liable for the Property Tax on it for the whole of 2018.

If  you are planning on paying your  2018 Local Property Tax  in full by  cash, cheque, postal order, credit card or debit card. – the payment deadline was the 10th  January 2018

If you wanted  to change your payment method for 2018, you should have amended you LPT record online and confirmed the new payment method by 24th November 2017. 

If  you wish to pay the tax in full, in a single payment you should have confirmed that by the 10th January 2018.

Note:  Single Debit Authority payments will be deducted from bank accounts on or around  21st March 2018:

For all of the 700,000 or so owners that paid the 2017 LPT  by Direct Debit or by deduction at source – that method of payment will continue automatically for 2018. 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 2017 – and nothing has changed – then the exemption carries on through 2018.

If you are one of the people (about 1million) who paid the 2017 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 2018.

Revenue  sent out  letters during October 2017  to those  people who paid by lump sum –  to ask them to confirm their payment option again for the 2018 Property Tax .

A payment instruction form (LPT1a) will be 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 2018 online.
About 30,000 notifications will also  issue to Revenue Online mail boxes.


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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 2018 – 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 2018 is different to the 2017 rate – you will get a letter confirming the new rate if you pay by deduction at source or direct debit .
See all the 2018 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 2018 Lump Sum 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 2018 LPT liability.

10th January 2018: 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 11th January 2017

15th January 2018 – This is the date of the first LPT monthly direct debit.

21st March 2018:  Single Debit Authority payments will be deducted from bank accounts on or around  this date.

2 thoughts on “Property Tax 2018

    • LPT payment reminders are issued each year by Revenue. You should hav got a reminder letter, in October or November 2017, if:
      you paid your LPT for 2017 using a one-off payment
      your local authority changed the LPT rate for 2018.

      If you pay by direct debit – You should have received a letter in December 2017 .
      If you pay by annual debit you should get a confirmation debit letter will in March 2018.

      Best to check with Revenue if you have any queries –

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