Those with big houses could be charged a ‘super property tax’

People with big houses could have to fork out more for the upcoming property tax.

According to the Irish Independent, the government's considering imposing a so-called 'super property tax' on those with large, expensive homes.

An expert report on a property tax was handed over to the Environment Minister Phil Hogan last month.

It's understood one of the proposals being considered is a "super property tax" which would see the rate of the tax levied rise in bands - dependent on the value of the property.

The thinking behind the plan is that it would make it easier to sell the tax to the public - if the wealthy were seen to have to pay more.

However, it will be cause for concern among those who have stretched themselves on an expensive property - and have already paid stamp duty.

The final decision will not be made known until December's budget.