Revenue available to make arrangement for flood victims

The Revenue department has announced that it is willing to make arrangements with both qualifying home and business owners in relation to certain taxes that are due shortly to them.

In a statement this week the department said: "Revenue is very aware of the difficulties affecting many households and businesses at this time due to flooding and is conscious that the payment of certain taxes that are shortly due, including Local Property Tax, VAT, and PAYE/PRSI, may add to the distress.

"To ease the burden on people and businesses impacted by flooding, Revenue has advised that: Property owners whose principal private residence has been flooded and who are in receipt of assistance through the Department of Social Protection Humanitarian Relief Fund can apply to have their 2016 LPT payment deferred regardless of whether they qualify for deferral under the normal criteria. Property owners should contact the LPT Helpline on 1890 200 255 to make the relevant arrangements. 

"Business owners who have suffered flood damage to their premises and who are in receipt of assistance from the Government Support for Small Business Fund, via the Red Cross, should contact the Collector-General’s office on (1890 ) 20 30 70 to agree additional time to file returns and make payments or to agree suitable phased payment arrangements."

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