Longford County Council to increase Local Property Tax by 5% for 2018

Liam Cosgrove

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Liam Cosgrove

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liam.cosgrove@longfordleader.ie

Longford County Council Local Property Tax

Longford County Council is to increase Local Property Tax by 5% for 2018.

Members of Longford County Council voted today to increase the Local Property Tax (LPT) rate in the county by 5% for 2018.



Twelve months ago, councillors decided to reduce the LPT by 3% and they made this move despite being warned that it would result in a reduction of €63,000 in revenue for the Council. 

Flashback to 2016 Longford County Council meeting: Stormy exchanges over moves to cut property tax in Longford

The 3% LPT reduction meant homeowners were saving approximately 5 cents per week or €4.20 over twelve months. 

You may also be interested in reading this story from May 2017: Longford Households saving 5c a week from Local Property Tax