Anti-household tax campaign continues

Protestors against the household and water tax outside the Curragh Racecourse on Sunday
A small number of activists from the Kildare South Campaign against Home and Water Taxes held a presence near the Ballymany roundabout outside the Curragh Race Course on Sunday, May 26.

A small number of activists from the Kildare South Campaign against Home and Water Taxes held a presence near the Ballymany roundabout outside the Curragh Race Course on Sunday, May 26.

The aim of the event was to show those attending the Guineas meeting at the Curragh that the campaign against paying the household tax is ongoing ahead of today (Tuesday’s) deadline for all property returns.

“As of May, 20 700,000 householders had still not registered [for the property tax],” said PRO Elaine Daly.

“Despite the Government pressure and the constant advderts on the media, 700,000 householders have held their nerve. We hope these householders will not register by the deadline. We believe that the Government has targeted ordinary householders, many of whom paid thousands of euros in stamp duty and many of whom are struggling to pay their mortgage, as they believe we are an easy target.”

Revenue chiefs have warned that people who fail to respond to tax notices by today’s cut-off point will have the amount set out in estimates sent to their homes collected by other measures, such as mandatory deduction from their salaries.

According to Ms Daly however ordinary people have already given enough. ““We were buoyed up by the support we received from people travelling to the races and we hope that our presence on Sunday encourages them to continue to fight this unfair and unjust tax.”