Household charge registration tops 60 per cent

More than 61 per cent of householders in Donegal have registered properties for the household charge, Donegal County Council has said.

More than 61 per cent of householders in Donegal have registered properties for the household charge, Donegal County Council has said.

The Local authority is advising those that those who have not paid the household charge that they face a charge of 130 euro with further increases to come in May and June.

Donegal is one of the counties with the lowest level of registration for the charge.

The charge will increase to €144 in May 2013 and increase further to €145 in June 2013. Any outstanding Household Charge will be increased to €200 from July 1st 2013 added to the Local Property Tax due on the property.

In a statement issued this on Thursday the local authority stressed that the Revenue Commissioners will then pursue any Household Charges outstanding when the Local Property Tax system is fully operational. Interest and penalties under the Local Property Tax system will apply to the additional €200.

The council acknowledged all those who have already paid the Household Charge to date at the Council’s local offices or on-line and are urging all those remaining liable to pay to do so, as soon as possible, to avoid unnecessary further and increasing penalties and charges.

Payment of the charge can be made by credit/debit card online at www.householdcharge.ie or by Cheque/bank draft/postal order or cash at any of the Public Service Centres.