Rates Waiver Scheme for 2021

COVID 19 Waiver of Commercial Rates 2021 - Quarter 1, 2 & 3.

COVID 19 Waiver of Commercial Rates 2021 - Quarter 1, Quarter 2 and Quarter 3.

The Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage has extended the Commercial Rates Waiver for 2021 to include Quarter 3, 2021.  In this regard, eligible ratepayers will benefit from having a nine-month waiver, equivalent to 75% of the annual rate bill for 2021 applied to their accounts. An application to Leitrim County Council is not required. The Rates Waiver for Quarter 3, 2021 will be applied as a Credit in Lieu on the accounts of all eligible ratepayers in September, 2021. The Rates Waiver for Quarter 1 and Quarter 2, 2021 has already been applied to eligible accounts and ratepayers have been notified by the Rates Department.

The full list of categories and uses of commercial rate properties that are deemed eligible for the Waiver is available here: Appendix C Revised - Rates Waiver Scheme categories and uses that are eligible for the Rates Waiver Scheme .Appendix C Revised - Rates Waiver Scheme categories and uses that are eligible for the Rates Waiver Scheme .

Excluded Categories

This nine month credit in lieu of rates from 1st January, 2021 to 30th September, 2021 does not apply to certain categories of business. The full list of Excluded Categories and Uses is available here:

Apppendix D - Revised - Categories and uses that are not eligible for the Rates Waiver Scheme 2021.

APPEALS PROCESS - RATES WAIVER QUARTER 3, 2021 FROM BUSINESSES IN THE 'EXCLUDED CATEGORIES'.

A fund is being provided for ratepayers in these categories who can demonstrate that the pandemic has had a significant negative impact on their business. Business in the excluded categories listed in Appendix D, save public service properties and vacant properties, may seek eligibility from Leitrim County Council if it can be shown the business was severely impacted by the pandemic. If this applies to your business, you will be required to submit documentary evidence to support eligibility.

If you are a ratepayer and your business is in the 'Excluded Catetory' of businesses that does not qualify for the Rates Waiver for Quarter 3, 2021, you can submit an appeal application with supporting proofs to demonstrate the impact of the Pandemic on your business from 1st July, 2021 to 30th September, 2021. You can accesss the Appeals Application Form on the attached link: Rates Waiver Application for Excluded Categories Quarter 3, 2021. Appeals should only be submitted by email to: rateswaiver@leitrimcoco.ie. The closing date for submission of your appeal for the Rates Waiver Scheme for Quarter 3, 2021 is 10th October, 2021. Following submission of your appeal, the request will be reviewed and you will be notified of the decision in due course.

PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU HAVE PREVIOUSLY APPLIED AS AN 'EXCLUED BUSINESS' FOR THE RATE WAIVER FOR QUARTER 1 AND QUARTER 2, 2021 YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO SUBMIT A FURTHER APPLICATION FOR QUARTER 3, 2021.

Should you have any queries in relation to the Rates Waiver 2021 please contact the Rates Team on 071/9620005 or e-mail: rates@waiver@leitrimcoco.ie

 

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