Donegal has the lowest property tax base in the country and received almost €14 million from the LPT equalisation fund after collecting only €8.8 million from the new charge.
A number of county councils, which collected an LPT surplus, including Dublin, Dun Laoghaire and Wicklow, have already voted for a full 15 per cent reduction while Cork, Kildare and others opted for varying levels of smaller cuts.
The majority of county councils, including Leitrim, Galway and Kerry, voted for no change in the LPT rate however.
Cllr. Bernard McGuinness stressed that Donegal Fine Gael representatives have not yet met to finalise a strategy ahead of tomorrow’s LPT vote however he said his view is that ‘it’s hard to see how we can afford to reduce it’.
“We definitely won’t raise the tax but we can’t reduce it and allow services in the county to go backwards either,” he said.
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