Paying your Local Property Tax (LPT)

Can you pay LPT from government departments' payments?

You can opt to pay your LPT by deduction at source from certain Government Departments' payments.

Deduction at source from your Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP) payment

You can request to have your payment deducted from certain DEASP payments taken over 50 weeks of the year. Your LPT payment cannot reduce your personal DEASP rate to less than €201 per week. The DEASP will only deduct the amount of LPT above €201 from your payment which may result in a shortfall of your LPT payment. If this occurs, you will need to make additional payments through another payment method during the year.

Deductions can be made from the following DEASP schemes:

  • state pension (contributory)
  • state pension (non-contributory)
  • widow/widower's or surviving civil partner's contributory pension
  • widow/widower's or surviving civil partner's non-contributory pension
  • one parent family payment
  • invalidity pension
  • carer's allowance
  • disability allowance
  • blind pension.

Deduction at source from your Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine (DAFM) payment

You can request to have your payment deducted from certain DAFM payments. You must have a herd number for this payment method. 

LPT will be deducted from the first DAFM payment in the year. If that payment is less than the full LPT charge, the balance will be deducted from the next payment received by you.

Deductions can be made from the following DAFM schemes:

  • Single Payment Scheme payments
  • Area Based Payment for Disadvantaged Areas-DAS
  • Payments under Agri-environment, for example REPS/AEOS
  • Afforestation Scheme – annual Premia only.

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