Councillors meet this morning to consider Kerry Local Property Tax rate

Kerry County Councillors are to meet this morning to consider the Local Property Tax rate for 2021.

It’s an annual self-assessed tax charged on all residential properties in the country.

Each council can vary the basic rate by a maximum of 15%, and last year the base rate in Kerry increased by 10%.

Last week it was revealed that COVID-19 will result in a drop of €10.6 million in local income for Kerry County Council.

In a letter to councillors, Chief Executive Moira Murrell asked them to maintain the LPT at this year’s level when they meet this morning.