Property owners who opt to pay the Local Property Tax for 2014 using a debit card, credit card or cheque will have to pay by next month, according to the Revenue Commissioners.

Revenue is to write to 960,000 property owners asking how they intend paying next year's tax.

People who made a single payment this year are asked to contact Revenue to let them know their preferred payment option for 2014.

Revenue has said 46% of householders paid the tax for 2013 by cheque, cash, credit card or debit card.

They will have to contact Revenue in the coming weeks.

Those making paper tax returns must select a payment option by 7 November. 

People filling out tax returns online have until 27 November.

Local Property Tax Manager with the Revenue Commissioners Vivienne Dempsey told RTÉ News: "If you are paying at source, so through your wages or your pension, then it will come out on your first payment in January and be spread evenly across the year to December.

"But if you pay by debit card or by credit card, or if you are sending in a cheque, the payment will come out in November."