Council opens consultation on whether LPT should be increased or reduced in Donegal

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Donegal County Council has begun a public consultation on potential variations to the basic rate of Local Property Tax in the county from next year.

The 2012 Act which brought in the tax allows local authorities vary the basic rate within their own area by a maximum of 15%. This means that Donegal County Council can either increase or decrease the rate of Local Property Tax in Donegal in 2015.

This would have an impact on service provision locally, so before deciding, each council must seek the views of the public.

Donegal County Council's Director of Finance is Garry Martin. He says while it's too early to speak about specific figures, the final decision will have an impact on the council's budget........