Dublin Chamber sent out an email yesterday with their opinion on introducing a property tax which we wholeheartedly agree with, a National Tax system will simply gouge some while subsidizing others and it belies the facts of costs which must be considered in delivering the services this tax is there to cover.
(from this point on it’s their release)
The Government’s plans for a property tax will fail unless it is applied locally, says the Dublin Chamber. The Dublin Chamber supports the introduction of a value-based property tax but believes that such a tax should ensure that the value of a property is set against local norms.
“The principle we set out in our submission on property tax was aimed at achieving regional fairness,” said Gina Quin, Dublin Chamber Chief Executive. “In doing so, the Government could ensure higher bills for those with bigger or higher valued sites so that neither urban nor rural households are unfairly targeted through a national system.”
“Location is a key component to a property and the government could see history repeat itself if they …