ROI self-builds to be taxed

Self-builders in ROI will now be faced with a property tax bill, in line with the government’s €3.5 billion Economic Recovery Plan.

Properties built since 2013 have not been paying property tax up until now, which includes self-builds. These properties are now being brought onto the property tax register, and newly built homes will be added to the register in November of each year.

A third of those currently paying property tax will see their tax band increase, meaning they will have to pay an additional €90 per year, but in the case of a significant increase in property value since 2013, the increase could be greater.

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Written by Astrid Madsen

Astrid Madsen is the editor of SelfBuild & Improve Your Home magazine. She previously held the same role in an Irish trade publication, before that she worked at the National Standards Authority of Ireland. She graduated with a BA in Urban Studies from Columbia University in New York and holds an MBA from the Instituto de Estudios Bursatiles in Madrid. France of origin, she now lives in Portarlington, County Laois, where she's taken on the task of renovating a listed building! Email astrid.madsen@selfbuild.ie

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