Next Thursday, 30 June, is the deadline for payment of the €200 Non- Principal Private Residence (NPPR) charge for 2011. If you are liable to pay the charge and fail to do so by next Thursday, you will face an extra charge of €20 per month until it is paid.
The NPPR charge is levied on domestic properties, second homes, rental houses and apartments and other properties, except for an individual’s main residence.
You can pay this charge online at www.nppr.ie. Thankfully, this site is very easy to use.
If you have previously paid your 2009 or 2010 liability online, just 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, click on the ‘Lost Account Ref’ and ‘Lost PIN’ buttons and these details will be sent to you by email. You will need your PPS number in order to retrieve your Account Reference code.
Once you manage to log in, you will see details of your registered property or properties. Then you can follow a few simply steps to re-register and pay by credit card or laser/debit card.
If you haven’t used the online facility previously, go to the ‘New Customer’ area of the home page, select ‘New Account‘ and follow the steps outlined to enter your personal and property details and pay the charge.
The entire exercise should take only about 5 minutes, perhaps a little longer if you need to have your login details emailed to you. If you have queries, follow the FAQs (frequently asked questions) tab on the NPPR homepage.