Revenue has further extended the deduction date for property owners who opted to pay their local property tax (LPT) for 2020 by annual debit instruction.

The tax will now be deducted from accounts on July 21.

It said it had taken the decision given the continuing situation regarding COVID-19, 

Two months ago the tax collection agency extended the original deduction date from March 21 to May 21.

"Property owners who have opted to make a payment by ADI do not need to advise Revenue or take any action," it said in a statement.

The move is the latest by Revenue to ease the financial burden on households and businesses struggling as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions.