Finance Overview

Rates - Vacancy Relief

A Vacancy Relief Form needs to be completed by the owner/occupier of a property in relation to vacancy relief on Rates.
This form and declaration must be returned to Revenue Section, Finance Department, Wicklow County Council,
County Buildings, Wicklow, following which your claim for vacancy relief of rates will be considered.

Rates - Partial Exemption for Community Sports Clubs

The Valuation (Amendment) Act 2015 provides a new partial exemption from commercial rates for Community Sports Clubs that are registered under the Registration of Clubs (Ireland) Act 1904. Buildings or part of buildings used for or in conjunction with the sale or consumption of alcohol or food, retail use or hire to non-community organisations continue to be liable for rates.

Mortgage Arrears Resolution Process (MARP)

If you have missed a mortgage repayment or are likely to miss your next or future mortgage repayments, we have a process called the Mortgage Arrears Resolution Process (MARP) to help support borrowers who are in arrears, or are at risk to going into arrears. We have a dedicated team in our Mortgage Support Unit that will work with borrowers. If you are deemed to be eligible for the process we will work with you to bring you through this process in order to try to get the best solution to address your arrears situation.

Local Property Tax Consultation

Public Consultation On Setting Local Adjustment Factor

What is Local Property Tax (LPT)

Local Property Tax (LPT) is an annual tax charged on all residential properties in the State and came into effect in 2013. A half-year payment was due in 2013, with a full-year payment due in 2014. The LPT is collected by the Revenue Commissioners.

Rates - FAQs

Section 32 of the Local Government Reform Act 2014 – Duty to inform rating authority of transfer of relevant property

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Duty to notify

  1. What are the new obligations on owners under section 32 of the Act?

Rates

Local Government Reform Act 2014

The Local Government Reform Act, 2014 provides for a wide range of reforms to local authority functions, structures and funding, and includes a number of changes in respect of commercial rates.

New duty on owners/ratepayers in relation to a transfer of property

Section 32 of the Act places -

Local Property Tax

Notice of the passing of resolution to vary the rate of local property tax

That Wicklow County Council determines, in accordance of the provisions of Section 20 of the Finance (Local Property Tax) Act 2012 (as amended), that the basic rate of local property tax should stand varied downwards by 15% for 2015 in respect of relevant residential properties situated in the administrative area of Wicklow County Council.

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