This Monday, 31st March is the deadline for paying the Local Property Tax and the Household Charge without incurring any penalties or interest. And since the announcement of the deadline, according to Revenue, there has been a surge in payments. Revenue Chairwoman, Josephine Feehily was with Sean this morning.
As we’ve been hearing all week the Revenue Commissioners have been inundated with queries after over 900,000 letters were sent out giving details of the amount owed for the Local Property Tax for next year and the options for payment. Vivienne Dempsey Property Tax Project Manager with Revenue is with me now and she was happy to answer any of your queries.
As Michaela McCollum Connolly and Melissa Reid await trial in Peru for smuggling narcotics, we can be fairly sure that, whether they were forced to carry the drugs or not, they are pawns in a much bigger game, a game which saw them attempting to bring €1.6m of cocaine past customs officials in Lima airport. But as the drugs war in Ireland continues, what are customs officials in Dublin looking out for and what sort of people are caught? Shay Doyle is Revenue’s enforcement manager at Dublin Airport.