Cash Payments through approved Payment Service Providers

You can pay your LPT liability in cash through the approved payment service providers either in one payment (by January 2015) or you can phase the payments over the period January to December 2015. Phased payments can be made on a weekly or monthly basis.

Guidance on your obligations for 2015 is available at: What do I need to do for 2015?

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Where can I pay my LPT in cash?
  2. Can I pay my LPT by cash, debit card or credit card at any of the Payment Service Providers?
  3. I have selected to pay weekly through a Payment Service Provider. Do I need to use the same Payment Service Provider for each payment?
  4. I want to pay my LPT by phased payments through a Payment Service Provider. What will I need to make these payments?
  5. What charges are payable to the Payment Service Providers when paying LPT?
  6. Will Revenue issue a receipt for LPT payments made through a Payment Service Provider?
  7. When should I start making my phased payments through a Payment Service Provider?
  8. How will I know how much to pay each week/month?
  9. Will the Payment Service Provider know the total amount of LPT I have to pay and/or how much I have to pay for each instalment?
  10. How will I know how much I have paid and what balance is outstanding?
  11. Will the Payment Service Provider know how much I have paid and what balance is outstanding?

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1. Where can I pay my LPT in cash?

Currently four entities have engaged to offer this service:

  • An PostExternal link at any Post Office
  • OmnivendExternal link at self service kiosks in various locations
  • PayzoneExternal link at shops and outlets displaying the logo
  • PayPoint External linkin retail outlets and Credit Unions

Please note that for security reasons Revenue offices do not accept any cash payments.

2. Can I pay my LPT by cash, debit card or credit card at any of the Payment Service Providers?

  • An Post will accept payments by cash or debit card
  • Payzone outlets will accept payments by cash or credit/debit card (depends on the individual outlet)
  • Omnivend will accept payments by cash
  • PayPoint terminals in retail outlets will accept payments by cash or credit/debit card. PayPoint terminals in Credit Unions will accept payments by cash.

3. I have selected to pay weekly through a Payment Service Provider. Do I need to use the same Payment Service Provider for each payment?

No, you can switch between payment service providers at any stage. You should retain the receipt provided by the Payment Service Provider.

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4. I want to pay my LPT by phased payments through a Payment Service Provider. What will I need to make these payments?

To make your payment through any of the payment service providers you will need one of the following;

  • Your Property ID number
  • You may also make your LPT payments through a Payment Service Provider using the PPSN of the owner.

You should retain the receipt provided by the Payment Service Provider.

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5. What charges are payable to the Payment Service Providers when paying LPT?

There are currently four entities engaged to offer payment services for LPT and each charges a transaction fee as follows;

  • An Post – A TaxPay service fee of €1 per transaction applies to all LPT payments
  • Omnivend – 4% per transaction of the transaction amount
  • Payzone –
    • 75 cent per transaction for transaction amounts up to €50
    • €1 per transaction for transaction amounts from €50.01 to €100
    • €2 per transaction for transaction amounts over €100
  • PayPoint - 75 cent per transaction applies to all LPT payments

6. Will Revenue issue a receipt for LPT payments made through a Payment Service Provider?

Revenue will not be issuing LPT receipts. However the Payment Service Providers will issue receipts for each payment you make. You should retain these receipts to ensure you have made the correct payment amounts according to the payment frequency you selected.

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7. When should I start making my phased payments through a Payment Service Provider?

You should start making your payments through a Payment Service Provider from 1 January 2015. You should ensure that you pay your total LPT due for 2015 by the end of 2015. The payments should be equal amounts and should be paid according to the payment frequency that you selected. See also Question 8.

8. How will I know how much to pay each week/month?

You should ensure that you take note of the total amount of LPT due for 2015 and the frequency of payment that you chose. You should calculate the amount of LPT that you will need to pay for each phased payment by dividing the total amount of LPT due by the number of weeks/months left from the date you start your payments to the end of the year. See example below.

Example

Eleanor has self-assessed her property as falling in Band 5 (€250,001-€300,000) so her LPT amount due for 2015 is €495. She has chosen the "Cash Payments" option and has selected to pay monthly. Eleanor will make her first monthly payment from January 1. Therefore her total LPT liability for 2015 will have to be paid over 12 months.

Total LPT due for 2015                              €495.00       

Divided by number of monthly payments to year end        12      

Monthly payment amount                               €41.25

For convenience Eleanor may wish to round this amount to €41 for eleven of the monthly payments and pay €44 for one of the payments to ensure she pays the full amount due.

The amounts shown are exclusive of any fees imposed by payment service providers and financial institutions.

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9. Will the Payment Service Provider know the total amount of LPT I have to pay and/or how much I have to pay for each instalment?

No, the Payment Service Providers do not have access to this information. You should note your LPT amount that is due for 2015. This amount will need to be paid in equal instalments before the end of 2015 and according to the frequency of payment that you chose. See Question 8.

10. How will I know how much I have paid and what balance is outstanding?

You should keep a record of the total amount of LPT due and the frequency of payment that you select. You will need to ensure that you pay the full amount of LPT due for 2015, in equal instalments and according to the frequency that you chose, by year end. Each time you make a payment the Payment Service Provider will issue a receipt to you. You should retain these receipts and you can use these to track that you have paid the correct amount according to the payment frequency that you selected and to calculate what your outstanding balance is.

Also, provided you are recorded as an owner of the property on Revenue's system and the Return was filed under your PPSN, you can check your outstanding LPT balance at any time by visiting www.revenue.ie and accessing your personal LPT record by using your PPSN, Property ID and PIN code. It should be noted that there may be a short delay between making the payment though the Payment Service Provider and the updating of your LPT balance on Revenue's system.

11. Will the Payment Service Provider know how much I have paid and what balance is outstanding?

No, the Payment Service Provider does not have access to this information. See Question 10.

October 2014

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