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25/09/2021

Kildare homeowners should get cut on property tax - Fianna Fail

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Homeowners in Co Kildare should be allowed to offset management fees against their property tax, Fianna Fáil said. It's believed that up to 68,000 householders in the county could save an average of €85 a year if the Government agreed to the move. Fianna Fail Spokesperson on Public Expenditure and Reform Sean Fleming said: “Thousands of people who live in apartments or managed estates right across the country are paying a large management fees year in and year out. "These fees pay for some services that would ordinarily be provided by the local authority, such as grounds keeping, upkeep of roads and footpaths, maintenance of lighting and management of public parking. “Despite this these people are still being charged the full amount for the Local Property Tax. They are being taxed on the double for services .This makes little little sense when you consider that the property tax is supposed to fund local authorities in maintaining residential areas, as well providing essential services.  

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