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Nothing inevitable about paying property tax

category national | bin tax/household tax/water tax | press release author Monday May 27, 2013 20:00author by Turing - Campaign Against Home & Water Taxes ( CAHWT ) Report this post to the editors

The CAHWT today responded to a claim by Revenue spokesperson, Vivienne Dempsey, that payment of the property tax is "inevitable".

CAHWT spokesperson, Ruth Coppinger, said : "There is nothing inevitable about paying the property tax. People can and will choose to take part in a boycott as a way of exerting political pressure on the government. Hundreds of thousands are likely to take part in an organised boycott of this unjust bondholder tax. Many have simply decided they have no more to give."

"This is the week in which Ireland has been exposed as a global tax haven for the richest corporations on the planet and where Oxfam estimates that €700 billion could be stashed away in Irish accounts to avoid tax elsewhere."

"If the government decides to forcibly deduct this from wages and welfare, they will face a huge political backlash, in particular, Labour who made pre-election pledges against home taxes. We call on trade unions to also take a stand against deduction of this from their members, some of whom would be liable for a full year's property tax equivalent to a week's wage."

The Campaign also stated that 700,000 have still not registered as there are 1.8 million liable for the tax, rather than the 1.66 million claimed by Revenue. This is based on almost two million housing units in the state in Census 2011.

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author by newsmediapublication date Tue May 28, 2013 01:59Report this post to the editors

Article 43 protects private property, and previous constitutional cases against governmental imposition of tariffs on private property have been successful. In addition, the Constitution says in Article 40 that a “dwelling is inviolable”. The lack of a constitutional challenge to a tax on private property shows the high price of litigation these days and why justice for the ordinary people, whether it is constitutional, legal, or social, is out of reach.

author by John Kellypublication date Wed May 29, 2013 23:21Report this post to the editors

Article 43 also allows for restrictions and "delimits" private property where there is a pressing public need to do so.

That is how CPOs are issued frequently with little or no fuss.

Why no legal limits on rents, to meet the pressing public need in the commercial and residential sector?

Ah but that would trouble the waters for the landlord and gombeen class who are thriving at the Nama auctions etc.

Keep that out of the mainstream media at all costs.

For the golden circle it remains a "great little country"

 
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