Nine in ten pay Limerick property tax

first_imgWhatsApp THE latest Local Property Tax (LPT) statistics for Limerick show that more than nine in ten people are paying up.The figures show a high compliance rate for 2017 of 97.6 per cent with €16.6 million collected between the city and county.The LPT figures, based on preliminary analysis of returns filed and other LPT related information, also showed a 4.4 per cent mandatory LPT reduction for properties in Limerick last year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The LPT statistics for 2017 also indicated LPT exemptions of €500,000 in Limerick, with €17.7m declared and a further €400,000 deferred, leaving a net position of €17.3m. Revenue warned that exempt amounts are based on claims made in returns and will now be subject to verification checks.Limerick City and County Council this week said it is delighted with the compliance levels of Local Property Tax (LPT) payment in 2017 as published by Revenue.“The LPT is a critical funding stream for the local authority,” a spokesman for the local authority told the Limerick Post.“In 2018 the LPT accounts for 12 per cent of the entire council revenue budget of €158.55 million (excluding HAP). The LPT provides for local services direct to local communities across Limerick.“In 2018, following the decision by the councillors to adopt the budget, additional funding of the following direct services has been made possible as a result of the Local Property Tax: Maintenance and Improvements to Local and Regional Roads, Street Cleaning, Community Grants, Litter Management, Library Services and Tourism Development and Promotion,” he Alan [email protected] Advertisement Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Linkedin NewsLocal NewsNine in ten pay Limerick property taxBy Alan Jacques – January 22, 2018 1021 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads center_img Previous articleThe crazy zany Janey ladyNext articleHigh hopes for regional and national growth for Shannon Alan Jacques TAGSlimerickLimerick City and County CouncilLocal Property Tax (LPT) Email Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Print Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” last_img read more

Irish pair take lead

first_imgIreland’s Ryan Seaton and Matthew McGovern mastered the blustery conditions in Weymouth to move into pole position in the 49er category at the Sail for Gold Regatta. McGovern, who is competing for the first time since representing Ireland at the London 2012 Olympics, added: “We were disappointed with our results yesterday as we’ve taken time off since the Games so were a little rusty getting back into the boat, but today our boat handling was good and were happy with our results.” Meanwhile, Charlotte Dobson and Nicola Groves took control in the 49erFX class with Kate Macgregor and Sophie Ainsworth second and France Peters and Mary Rook rounding off the British dominance in third. Nick Dempsey, competing in the RS X windsurfing 9.5 class, added three race wins and a second place to his scorecard. The two-time world champion is second behind fellow Briton Elliot Carney overall. In the RS:X 8.5 class, runaway leader Bryony Shaw added a further two race wins to her scorecard as did Robert York, with Izzy Hamilton remaining in third after another consistent day out on the water. Andrew Mills moved to the top of the leaderboard in the heavyweight Finn class while New Zealand’s Sam Meech extended his lead in the Laser category. Ben Saxton and Hannah Diamond continued their good form in the Nacra 17 competition to stay ahead of Lucy Macgregor and Tom Phipps, with 2008 Beijing Olympic gold medallist Pippa Wilson and her crew John Gimson in third. China’s Lijia Xu and Dongshuang Zhang remain first and second respectively in the Laser Radial race despite black flags in their second outing, with Britain’s Chloe Martin placed third. Finally, Helena Lucas and Megan Pascoe are neck and neck in the 2.4mR Paralympic class at the halfway stage while John Robertson, Hannah Stodel and Stephen Thomas continued their superb run of form in the Paralympic Sonar class, with three more race wins extending their lead to five points. Press Associationcenter_img Seaton and McGovern claimed four top-three finishes to move from sixth place to first, overtaking British duo John Pink and Simon Wheeler, to take a six-point lead with four fleet races and three double pointer medal races to go. Seaton said: “The first race today was all about the boat handling and getting around the course nice and tidy, with the next three races all about getting the good starts and going fast which seemed to work out well for us.” last_img read more