first_imgDONEGAL’S so-called ‘working poor’ are set to be hit with a huge rise in the Household Tax next year.Working families deemed to have enough money to pay the charge will have to fork out an average of €315, based on an average house price of €155k.Home owners with a house valued at €100k would have to pay €200 – twice this year’s ‘flat rate’ of €100. The calculation will be based on 0.2% of the ‘market value’ of your home in a self-assessment scheme.Only those claiming their home is worth €50k will be able to pay the same €100 charge.However with 45% of 65,331 Donegal householders liable to pay the household charge refusing to pay in 2012, it could mean tough times ahead for Donegal County Council.The Department of the Environment run by Minister Phil Hogan will cut direct block grants to Donegal County Council based on EVERYONE paying the tax. It could mean up to €6M being deducted from the Government’s grant payments to the council.And that will hit the services provided by the council.The new charges will come in to effect next summer, meaning householders will have to pay €50 flat rate for the first six months of the year and then the new charge for the second half of 2013.The ‘working poor’ are classed as those with jobs, generally not well-paid, who don’t qualify for benefits but are liable for most taxes. REVEALED: HOUSEHOLD TAX TO RISE TO €315 NEXT YEAR was last modified: November 29th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal County CouncilREVEALED: HOUSEHOLD TAX TO RISE TO €315 NEXT YEARlast_img read more