Sunday, 3 March 2013

Property Tax

Next Tuesday the Dail will pass the Finance act that will provide for collection of the Property TAX. The Fianna Fail group on Dublin City Council has consistently opposed the introduction of a property tax.

At Monday night’s meeting of Dublin City Council, as leader of the Fianna Fail group, I will propose a motion calling on the Government to amend the Finance (Local Property Tax) (Amendment) Bill 2013 to include an exemption to the property tax for family homes where a real inability to pay can be demonstrated.

We are seeking cross party support for this motion. We are appealing particularly to the majority Labour and Fine Gael City Councillors who support the introduction of a Property Tax to think of the hundreds and thousands of families who will not be able to pay the property tax.

We are asking them to stand-up for their constituents and to use their influence to do something practical to help them. By supporting the Fianna Fail motion Labour and Fine Gael City Councillors can send a strong message to their colleagues in Government that ordinary homeowners need and deserve a break.  Mary