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Property tax without services is just another levy

The introduction of the new tax is not a problem, but taxpayers need to get something in return, writes Carol Tallon.

9th December, 2012
Homeowners face the task of valuing their home to the nearest €50,000 band.

Is there anyone who was genuinely surprised by the property measures introduced by Michael Noonan on Wednesday?

This was undoubtedly the most leaked - and accurately leaked - budget of modern times. The imposition of the new property tax had been floated for many years, and we have known it was coming since this time last year; essentially, homeowners had at least a year to prepare.

The actual figures and tax rates were speculated upon...

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