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Revenue Commissioners – Property Tax

8th January

The Revenue Commissioners have expressed confidence there will be a complete register of the 1.6 million-plus households liable for local property tax by the time the new charge becomes payable in July this year.

Revenue has indicated it will use additional powers under property tax legislation to obtain information from utility providers such as gas and electricity companies that will supplement its own database.

It will also use registry data from last year’s household charge, data from the non-principal private residence annual charge, and information supplied by the private residential tenancies boards.

“This will allow us to contact liable persons in March 2013,” stated Revenue on its website, indicating the register will be completed by the end of 2013 and virtually all residential properties in the State will be captured.

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New Land Registry Fees Order Commencing 1st December 2012

31st October

On 28 September, 2012, the Land Registration (Fees) Order 2012 was signed by the Minister for Justice and Equality. This Order revokes the Land Registration (Fees) Order 1999 and introduces new fees for Land Registry services.

The Land Registration (Fees) Order 2012 also introduces new bands for the relevant fees relating to the consideration (value) of transfers on sale and includes details of fees for new services which are now offered by the PRA.

In general, fees for registrations and services which previously cost €25 and €85 will increase to €40 and €130 respectively. While direct comparisons of the scale fees are not possible due to a redrawing of the value bands, the registration fee on the transfer of an average priced house, based on current CSO information, will be €600 in the context of the new fees order.

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Panda land sale case settled

13th July

HIGH COURT: A farmer’s action against a waste-recycling firm over an alleged failure to complete a deal to buy some of his land for €1.8 million has been settled, the High Court has heard.

Gerard Lynch had claimed he entered an agreement in 2009 to sell 12 acres of his land to the owners of Panda Waste for the purpose of extending their facility neighbouring the Lynch property at Beauparc, Navan, Co Meath.

Mr Lynch and his wife Anna Maria had sued Nurendale Ltd, trading as Panda, and a director and shareholder, Eamon Waters, over their alleged failure to complete the contract. The defendants also counter-claimed against the Lynches.

Patrick Butler SC, for the couple, said yesterday the case had settled. No details were given.