Local Property Tax deadline extended until Wednesday

Revenue have announced they are extending the local property tax deadline by a number of hours due to the high volume of last-minute queries.

The deadline for regularising your affairs had been midnight tonight when a range of penalties were to be implemented.

However the Revenue Commissioners has confirmed that the deadline is now being extended to close of business on Wednesday because of the large volume of calls and queries it is dealing with at the moment.

Revenue said it received about 10,000 calls to the LPT helpline this morning.

"Any property owner that has submitted a genuine query - whether by email, letter or voicemail to the helpline - in respect of their obligations in advance of Wednesday evening will be treated as having complied with their requirements on time," it said in a statement.

€6m has been collected over the past 48 hours, bringing the total compliance rate to 88%.

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