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Originally posted by domasio
Ooooh what is this all about? I haven't heard about this before, surprisingly, can you give me a small walkthrough?
The EU/IMF Programme of Financial Support for Ireland commits the Government to the introduction of a property tax for 2012. The Programme reflects the need, in the context of the State's overall financial position, to put the funding of locally delivered services on a sound financial footing, improve accountability and better align the cost of providing services with the demand for such services.
As the March 31 deadline approaches it is clear that huge numbers are refusing to pay. This is not because of “confusion” about how to pay. People are deliberately refusing to register for and pay an unjust tax. Everybody knows it starts at €100 and will rise to €1000+, everybody knows the Government are picking the people’s pockets to boost the bondholders’ bank accounts. Mass non-payment of the household tax will not just be a massive blow to an unjust tax it will also be a massive blow to the Government’s entire austerity drive. The Government are getting desperate. Threats to deduct money from wages, social welfare and bank accounts are a sign of this. They cannot do any of this without changing the law and then bringing people to court. And they cannot take a million people to court. The household tax app lies to homeowners and your ESB bill l does not prove you own a property. Bringing ESB bills into the equation is another sign of Government desperation. Huge numbers are not registering and not paying and if a large percentage hold firm the Government are in trouble on this issue. We can win.
Originally posted by stirling
I hope this leads to tax revolt everywhere.
The €100 Household Charge will go towards paying for your essential local services: public parks; libraries; open spaces and leisure amenities; planning and development; fire and emergency services; maintenance and cleaning of streets and street lighting. These facilities benefit everyone.