Sinn Féin to propose maximum reduction in Local Property Tax (Family Home Tax) - Cllr Séamas McGrattan
Sinn Féin leader on Dublin City Council, Councillor Séamas McGrattan has confirmed that the party will be proposing the maximum reduction of 15% on the Local Property Tax (Family Home Tax) at this evening's meeting of the City Council.
Cllr. McGrattan said:
"From the beginning we in Sinn Féin have regarded the Local Property Tax as an unjust tax on the family home.
"Since 2014 we secured the maximum 15% reduction of this Family Home Tax every year on Dublin City Council. We will propose the same again for the coming year.
"We stood in the Local Elections on the basis of opposition to the Family Home Tax and we are implementing our mandate.
"We have also proposed measures to replace it and to properly fund local government, including more efficient and fair collection of commercial rates.
"Central government needs to provide local government funding on the basis of multi-annual budgets and Councils should be able to access independent sources of capital funding such as the European Investment Bank for housing construction."