“It’s Hypocrisy on a grand scale,” Micheál Martin and Mary Lou McDonald Clash on Housing

Micheál Martin and Mary Lou McDonald clash

Micheál Martin and Mary Lou McDonald clash on housing issues in the Dáil.
Thousands of homeowners are facing increased Local Property Tax bills from later this year.
It comes after Cabinet signed off on proposed changes that will see tax charged on properties built since 2013 for the first time.
Homes will also be revalued in November, and around one-third of homeowners will see their bills increasing by at least €90-100.
The Department of Finance estimates 11% of people will see a decrease in their property tax bill; 53% will stay on the same rates; while the new bands will mean increases of up to €100 for a third of households.

The proposed changes have been labelled ‘crazy’ and ‘bizarre’ by the Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation, with the group saying it’s the wrong time for the measure as people are still experiencing the impacts of the pandemic.

However, the Government has insisted the changes to the tax are being done in the interest of fairness, and that a majority of homeowners won’t see increased bills.
Credit to : newstalk

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