According to the Irish Daily Mail, property tax bills may rise by 15% next year.
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It seems that we were given assurances that the valuation of the property was to stand until 2016 but now there are claims that the councils may increase the tax for the year 2015 and onwards.COUNCILS will be allowed hike the property tax by up to 15 per cent after September next year, it emerged yesterday.
Revenue Commissioners chief Josephine Feehily said that while the value of our h mes for tax purposes will n hange before 2016, bills may still rise as the percentage rate at which the LPI' is levied can be increased.
Ms Feehily said this possibility had been 'well flagged', but Opposition spokesmensaid homeowners had been 'given the clear impression' that the LPT would be fixed until2016.
And the Revenue Commissioners' letter sent out to householders seems to back this up. It states: 'The amount of LPT you have to pay depends on the market value of your property, on May 1.
What is this place coming to? Tax your way out a recession appears to be the only way these politicians can think!