REPORTS from Minister Brendan Howlin that Cork County Council will have a surplus which will allow them to reduce the property tax by the maximum 15% allowed have been welcomed by Bandon-based Sinn Féin Cllr Rachel McCarthy. Sinn Féin passed a motion in June calling on the council to reduce the charge by 15% and the Minister has now indicated that this is possible in 12 local authorities including Cork.
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REVELATIONS that all the funds raised through the introduction of the property tax will not be used to provide local services has angered Sinn Fein Cllr Rachel McCarthy. This week in an a written Dail reply to a question the Minister for Finance Micheal Noonan has said the receipts in 2013 will remain in the Exchequer and be used to reduce the deficit.
SINN Féin Bandon Cllr Rachel McCarthy has reacted to the statement this week from Fianna Fail that they had exposed the fact that local authorities can raise the property tax by 15%. She said, “It beggars belief that Fianna Fáil only now seem to realise that the Home Tax can be increased by local authorities. “If they were involved in the Dáil debate that very fact was raised
FINE Gael Cork South West Deputy, Jim Daly, has welcomed confirmation that homeowners who are living in flood areas should take account of the fact when filing a tax return for the property tax.
SINN Féin Bandon councillor Rachel McCarthy this week accused Fianna Fáil of “laughable hypocrisy” as the party launched a campaign against the introduction of a property tax.
A MEETING in opposition to the property tax will be held at the Munster Arms Hotel, Bandon on Thursday, March 15th next at 8pm. All welcome.