How to levy a property tax
Unlike the €100 charge, the government actually has a great opportunity to introduce a fair property tax that will help to fund local services, writes Seán Murphy.
With the deadline for the household charge having passed, there has been much debate about whether the charge is fair. Simply put: it's not. Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan himself has admitted that the household charge as a flat rate charge is unfair. However, this charge is simply an interim measure until a fair and equitable property tax system can be implemented.
This is the first step on the road to the establishment of...
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