Cllr Derek Mitchell said that the deadline for paying this should be extended by a month to enable people plenty of time to pay before penalties. There has been confusion in people’s minds.
However I am very critical of left wing and Sinn Fein T.Ds being ‘tax cheats’ by refusing to pay. Many of them are paid over €100,000 a year from taxes paid by ordinary workers and it is outrageous that they refuse to pay their share and are urging others not to pay while taking their salaries.
I have written to Minister Hogan and asked him to extend the deadline and to ensure that the charge is deducted from ‘Tax Cheat’ T.Ds and Councillors’ salaries in July.