Will a property tax “come into effect” given the mass opposition to the household and septic tank charge in Ireland? The Irish tax revolt has been discussed across the world, and this attack on wages will anger workers. There should be no tax on a family home.
The new property tax is to be deducted directly from the wages of PAYE employees, according to reports this morning's Sunday Business Post.
It is understood Revenue Commissioners will have the power to take the money directly from source, while self-employed workers will be required to declare the tax in their annual assessment.
The move is designed to ensure a much higher level of collection of the controversial €100 household charge, which 42% of homeowners have yet to pay.
It is expected a new property tax will come into effect next year.