Revenue to pursue up to 400,000 who have failed to pay household charge - Irish News, World News & More | The Irish Times - Fri, Apr 19, 2013
While 73% of householders have paid up, 1/4 have held off contributing the household charge. Whether you agree with the charge or not, the govt have been pretty up front on the consequences for non payment.
If you pay now it'll be €130, €145 by may. After June it'll be €200+penalties and interest if courts/revenue/bailiffs need to be involved.
And ultimately of course it'll either be deducted at source or you go to prison for contempt for refusing to pay. The govt will keep up the publicity hopefully over the next couple of months, to give people a chance to pay. I just find it hard to believe that people are willing to pay lets say 300 (including charges/interest etc) in September say or go to prison over this. If you're super principled and just flat out disagree with an elected govts lawful taxation then....fine. Enjoy prison. If you think is is going to go away, someone needs to disabuse you of that notion.