1. Jim O'Connor

    Hi, We feel very threatened by this imposition of this property tax. We feel a certain level of ‘invasion’ into a part of our lives that we retreat to when we want to relax. What we hold to be sacrosanct has now been encroached upon by big brother and ‘beaurocracy’ and their is no escape from that. They are nameless typefaces and mostly in bold that will track you down and penalise you for existing. Sad very sad.

  2. Hi Jim,

    thanks for dropping by! This certainly is an emotive issue! Sadly the tax isn’t even rational in this example and shows the levels the state is willing to stoop to in revenue raising!

  3. John Collins


    What about the €30,000 stamp duty I paid on my second house two years ago? Do I get any credit for that? That’s enough NPPR tax for 150 years!!

    (By the way it should be non-principAL, not non-principLE, in your headline…..

  4. Hi John,

    Thanks for mentioning my type-o in the headline! I think stamp should be offset within a reasonable period against any valuation based/recurring national property tax, the NPPR one won’t be – the main problem is that it isn’t even really a proper property tax, its just revenue raising where the state feels there is money for the taking. You certainly couldn’t be lead to believe it is there to ‘calm the market’! Or really do anything outside of hit people who are assumed to have money because they could afford a second property. Its a nice soft target and precisely the type of thing that a money hungry badly run state looks to when there is an opportunity.

  5. Noel


    Just heard about this NPPR charge. I purchased a place with a friend of mine, and I have recently moved out but he is still living there. Do you know what the rules are for this, are we still liable for the tax since one of us is using it as our PPR. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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