Campaign “fully prepared to legally defend householders if they are taken to court”

 The Campaign Against Household and Water Taxes (CAHWT) has announced that is “fully prepared to legally defend householders” and will be organising “massive protests” at court cases, aimed at making it “politically impossible for the government to continue with their strategy” of trying to impose the household and property taxes.  A Campaign press conference held […]

Property tax of €400 will send families over edge

Responding to reports that the government plans a property tax next year of  around €400 for an average home, the Campaign Against Household & Water Taxes (CAHWT) said this would hit hardest “young families already reeling in the recession and lead to an upsurge in non-payment levels.” Cllr Ruth Coppinger of the CAHWT said “€400 is […]

Water tax threats a “declaration of war” says Campaign

Reports that Irish householders can expect to receive their first bills for a water tax by early 2014 have been described by the Campaign Against Household & Water Taxes as “proof that the government has declared war on Irish householders”. “We have been barraged for the last few days with talk about a property tax […]

What’s Left Survey Findings prove water and property taxes are unfeasible

Anti household tax campaigners have said that survey findings that over 1.8 million people have only €25 per week left after paying their bills “prove that it is not feasible for the government to believe that it can impose water and property taxes on people who are already completely strapped for cash”. “The Irish League […]

Home tax boycotters won’t be bullied by letters

‘A million people can’t be taken  to court,’ says Campaign The government has ordered local councils and the LGMA to send  warning letters to non- payers of the household tax in an attempt to panic people and break the  boycott. Responding to the news, Cllr Ruth Coppinger of the CAHWT said: “We say to the more than […]

Campaigners say deduction at source of property tax ‘unworkable’

Campaigners against the household and property tax have said that any attempt by government to deduct the household tax or the new property tax at source from PAYE workers is “unworkable as long as people continue to refuse to register”. “The reason why the government wanted householders to register for this tax was because they […]

Labour conference to be picketed over home tax

The Campaign Against Household & Water Taxes (CAHWT) will be protesting at the Labour Party Conference in NUI Galway this Saturday. The CAHWT will be calling for a scrapping of the home tax, given its manifest unpopularity with 50% of households refusing to register. The protest assembles in Eyre Square at 1pm. “Labour opposed local […]

Hogan’s home tax ‘rewards’ a recipe for inequality

Minister Hogan’s comments about rewarding councils who ‘pull out all the stops’ to collect the Household Tax would create massive inequality between wealthy and poorer council areas. “Those boroughs with a higher number of wealthier residents who can afford to pay the tax would be given even more government funding, while less well-off districts would […]

Continuing Government confusion over the household tax highlights just how

out of touch they really are. Whilst senior Labour ministers sowed further confusion in the minds of many over the weekend as the persistently low registration figures for the new household tax continue to perplex the government, the real reason why just 328,000 out of a total 1.8 million homeowners have registered for the new […]

Cllrs condemn use of council staff to target non-payers

Councillors from all over Ireland have condemned plans for any instruction from Phil Hogan’s office to local authorities to create “household charge collection teams” that will target non-payers and knock on people’s doors after April 2. The councillors argue against any such initiative on the grounds that it would be totally outside the terms and […]

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