Midlands Facing Property Tax Hikes

Written 2 months ago by Mary Kate Findon


People in the Midlands could be hit with soaring property tax hikes, with average home values in the region nearly doubling in the last 5 years.

According to the Irish Independent, people nationwide may face huge increases in payments unless changes to the levy are made – with some families having to pay nearly an extra €500 a year.

In Laois, Offaly and Westmeath, the average rise per household since 2013 is just over €170 – and the towns with the biggest change in the region are Athlone, Mullingar and Tullamore, going from €90 to €315 a year.

The Government has promised there will be changes to the system, and any increases will be modest.