Unpaid Property Tax will be deducted from wages or dole

Revenue   The new Property Tax will be deducted from salaries, bank accounts or social welfare payments if people don't pay.

The Revenue Commissioners is warning it has a range of legal powers to gather the charge - in the event of non compliance.

A public information campaign on the levy will begin in March - with letters detailing an estimate being sent out before April.

1.6 million households in the country are liable for the tax - and even people seeking a deferral must complete the forms.

Revenue Chairperson Josephine Feehily - told the Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee - there will also be interest charges: