Revealed: Carlow boasts highest rate of Local Property Tax compliance in the country

Figures published today

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Local Property Tax figures published from Revenue

Carlow boasted the highest rate of Local Property Tax compliance in the country for 2018, new figures have revealed. 

A total of €3.8m was collected from just over 23,000 properties in the Dolmen County giving the county a compliance rate of 99.6% - the highest compliance rate nationwide. 

The Government raised €482m through local property tax last year and Revenue says 97% of people paid it in 2018 across the country. 

Dublin city is where the most local property tax was collected last year at €69m.

It is followed by Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown on €44m and Cork county on €39m.

Fingal raised €32.4m, South Dublin collected €25.5m, Kildare made €20.3m and Cork city raised €11.8m.

Revenue says that in the vast majority of cases, property owners were fully compliant with their payment obligations.

But it says there was a relatively small number of cases where that was not the case - and deploying debt collectors was among the enforcement measures used.

Revenue says local property tax was deducted from the salaries or pensions of almost 88,000 homeowners in 2018.

It is also reminding people who have not already paid - that the deadline to pay in full is this Thursday.