If you worked in any of these countries, you could be due a Tax Refund

May 28th LPT deadline is here


Today is the last day to file your LPT return online. The tax will start being charged from July 1st. Over the last few months there has been much discussion and dissatisfaction over the LPT. At every stage of the way Revenue has tried to make information regarding the tax payment as freely available and easy to understand as possible. However, we have still been inundated with questions from people over this tax. So here we have compiled, for the last time before the deadline, a quick checklist of everything you should know. Although people were given valuation estimations by Revenue, the tax is actually a self assessed one; therefore, you should do your own independent valuation through a professional valuator or estimate your house price based on the price of other houses in the area. This valuation will form the basis of how much tax you pay from 2013 – 2016, so make sure it’s accurate. If you rent your property, your landlord should have received the LPT letter for your property. If you have received the letter for your rental property, let Revenue know of their mistake as soon as possible, otherwise you will have the tax automatically deducted from your salary. You can pay the LPT by direct payment from your bank account, by credit or laser card, via the Post Office, Omnivend kiosks or Payzone outlets, but be careful; with the exception of direct bank account payment, all of these payment methods will incur surcharges. People who refuse to pay will have the tax directly deducted from their bank accounts, social welfare payments or retirement fund. Self assessed evaders will be targeted from October. If paying the LPT has made your wallet considerably lighter then why not apply for your tax refund with taxback.com. Our customers claim back an average of €840, which could cover the cost of your property tax. Find out how much tax you could get back by using our PAYE refund calculator. If you need further assistance, check out our property tax webpage here, live chat with a member of our team or contact our team in Kilkenny on free phone 1800 66 88 66.