Quarter of homes valued at less than €100,000
on 07/10/2013 13:39:26
The Revenue Commissioners said the self-assessment valuations for the property tax showed that 86% of the country's homes are worth less than €250,000.
The figures also showed that the most compliant region for paying the levy is Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown, where 92% of households have paid up.
The least compliant regions were Donegal and Louth, where the payment rate was as low as 84%.
Other figures from the updated local property tax database showed that only 0.2% of the country's 1.95 million homes are worth more than €1m.
Elsewhere, 28.6% of homes are valued at between €100,001-150,000; 21.9% between €150,001-200,000; and 10.4% between €200,001-250,000.
Some €200m has been collected by the Revenue by the end of September.
In a further breakdown of the property tax regime, the Revenue also gave details on exemptions.
Some 4.7% of homes have been classed as pyrite damaged; 4.3% are owned by a person who is severely incapacitated; 16.1% are classed as being in ghost estates; and another 17.1% are lying empty after a developer failed to get a buyer.
Another 15% are classed as long-term illness and 0.1% are diplomatic buildings.
Most people who have paid the tax have used a credit or debit card while almost one third paid by cheque, or an equivalent.