Tax Rebates & Refunds

Irish households receive tax refund

September 14, 2012
Posted in Tax Rebates — Written by Geoffrey

Nearly 3,000 property owners in Ireland have received a household tax refund after a collection agency admitted overcharging mistakes.

The Local Government Management Agency has sent tax refunds out to over 2,800 property owners, in amounts totalling €28,000. The repayment came after the agency received more than 6,000 complaints from homeowners, who believed that excessive amounts had been taken from their bank accounts.

Confirming the figures to the Irish Examiner, the chief executive of the Agency, Paul McSweeney, said:

“We have 6,000 queries and some paid for the same property twice,”

“We have to contact those people and go: ‘You’re due a refund.’ I had to sign a whole load of cheques saying you paid too much. That’s amounted to €28,000.”

In some cases, however, the Agency did not make the mistake. Mr McSweeney explained that when paying online, some homeowners may have accidentally pressed the ‘pay’ button twice, resulting in an overpayment.

In addition to the tax refunds which have been paid already, the Local Government Management Agency is expecting thousands more claimants to come forward. This could result in more refunds being sent out to homeowners.

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