The Finance Act 2012 permits a local authority to vary the basic rate of the local property tax for its administrative area by a percentage known as the local adjustment factor. The elected members of the Galway City Council will meet in September 2015 to consider the matter.
The members may set a local adjustment factor within the range of +/- 15 per cent of the basic rate, or may decide not to adjust the basic rate.
Galway City Council welcomes written submissions from the public on this matter specifically covering the potential effects of varying the basic rate of the local property tax on businesses, individuals, and on local authority services. Submissions must be received by 5pm on Monday August 24 and be sent to: Local Property Tax Submissions, Finance Department, Galway City Council, City Hall, College Road, Galway, or [email protected].
For further information see www.galwaycity.ie.