In a statement issued yesterday Donegal County Council says it wishes to advise those who have not paid the household charge so far now owe €130, with further increases to be applied in May and June 2013.
A spokesperson stated: “The household charge will increase to €144 in May 2013 and increase further to €145 in June 2013. From July 1st 2013, any outstanding Household Charge will be increased to €200 and added to the Local Property Tax due on the property.”
The Council state the Revenue Commissioners will then pursue any Household Charge outstanding when the Local Property Tax system is fully operational. Interest and penalties under the Local Property Tax system will apply to the additional €200.
“The Council would like to acknowledge all those who have already paid the Household Charge to date at the Council’s local offices or on-line and are urging all those remaining liable to pay to do so, as soon as possible, to avoid unnecessary further and increasing penalties and charges.”
The council state payment of the charge can be made by credit/debit card online at www.householdcharge.ie or by Cheque/bank draft/postal order or cash at any of the Public Service Centres.
The statement concluded: “Donegal County Council confirms that over 61% of householders in Donegal have now registered properties so far for the Household Charge.”