June 24, 2013
The deadline for payment of the €200 NPPR charge for 2013 is midnight on next Sunday, 30 June.
You are liable if, on 31 March last, you owned a property which was not your Principal Private Residence on that date.
There are a number of payment methods available. The smartest is online, at https://www.nppr.ie/ where you can pay by debit or credit card.
Failure to pay on time will cost you an extra €20 per month, which accumulates without limit until paid in full.
If you owe NPPR arrears for past years, you should still pay this year’s €200 fee by next Sunday. This will stop the 2013 charge accumulating in future months.
June 27, 2012
Just a final, gentle reminder that the deadline for paying the NPPR charge on second-properties for 2012 is midnight, this Saturday, 30 June.
If you’re liable, and you don’t pay by Saturday, your €200 charge increases automatically to €220, and by a further €20 per month until the full liability is cleared.
Seanie Fitzpatrick and Anglo Irish Bank may have done some terrible things in their time but I don’t think that they ever tried to charge anyone a 10% per month interest rate.
Almost uniquely, the NPPR charge is payable regardless of one’s economic circumstances, and the very narrow range of exemptions doesn’t include people on low incomes or others who simply can’t afford to pay. Once again, Establishment Ireland assumes that, if you own a property but don’t live in it, you must be rich. Needless to say, the opposite is true in many cases.
You can pay the NPPR charge online at http://www.nppr.ie. If you’re confused, follow my previous instructions.
June 14, 2012
Saturday, 30 June, is the final deadline for payment of this year’s €200 Non- Principal Private Residence (NPPR) charge.
You can pay this charge online at http://www.nppr.ie. Thankfully the online payment facility is excellent and easy to use.
If you have used the website to pay your liability in earlier years, just login on the homepage and you will be prompted for your Account Reference code and PIN password. If you don’t have these details handy, click on the ‘Lost Account Ref’ and ‘Lost PIN’ buttons and these will be emailed to you. You will need your PPS number to retrieve your Account Reference code.
Once you 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, you can access more detailed instructions by following the FAQs (frequently asked questions) link on the NPPR homepage.
From 1 July onwards, an extra charge of €20 per month will apply to late payments.
June 14, 2012
The NPPR payment deadline is fast approaching – but is anyone paying attention?
I have been amazed there has been so little attention paid so far to the looming 30 June deadline for payment of the Non Principal Private Residence or NPPR charge.
If you are liable, you have only two weeks left to stump up €200 per property/unit by the deadline, or face a late payment penalty. The charge applies to second homes, rented houses and apartments, unoccupied units and other properties, apart from the owner’s main residence, and is in addition to the €100 Household Charge.
Perhaps the ongoing controversy over the Household Charge is the blame for the lack of media coverage towards the NPPR so far this year. This is unfortunate, as unlike the Household Charge, the consequences of late payment of the NPPR charge can be serious.
For example, a property owner who has failed to pay their 2009, 2010 and 2011 NPPR liabilities will, by 30 June 2012, owe a total liability of €2,160 in NPPR charges and late fees. As time goes on, this liability will rise sharply. This is because the late payment charge of €20 per month continues to snowball forever until the entire liability is cleared.
For this reason alone, it is vital that you pay your NPPR charge on time, if you are liable to do so.