This Wednesday, 30 June, is the final deadline for payment of the €200 Non- Principal Private Residence (NPPR) charge for 2010. From Thursday morning onwards, an extra charge of €20 per month will apply.
The charge applies to domestic properties, second homes, rental houses and apartments and other properties, except for an individual’s main residence.
If you are liable, you can pay this charge online at www.nppr.ie. This site is very easy and simple to use.
If you have used the website to pay your 2009 liability, simply follow the Login button on the homepage. You will be prompted for your Account Reference code and PIN password. If you don’t have these details to hand, you can have them emailed to you, by clicking on the ‘Lost Account Ref’ and ‘Lost PIN’ buttons. You will need your PPS number handy to retrieve your Account Reference code.
Once you manage to log in, you will see details of your registered property or properties. Then follow the remaining links and pay by credit card or laser/debit card.
If you haven’t used the site before, go to the ‘New Customer’ area of the home page, click on the ‘New Account‘ button and follow the steps to enter your personal and property details and pay the charge.
In my experience, the process should take only about 5 minutes or so. If you have queries, follow the FAQs (frequently asked questions) tab on the NPPR homepage.