Local authority charges rise 5% on 2019, waste disposal fees soar 8%
Costs for home owners have risen by an average of 5% this year, according to new research by the local government economic research centre at Groningen University.
Home owners are paying an average of €776 in local authority taxes and other fees this year – although there are very wide variations.
OZB – a tax only paid by home owners – now averages €295, a rise of 4.7% on 2019, the Coelo institute said. OZB is based on the value of a property. Home owners are also paying an average of €283 in rubbish disposal charges and €199 for sewage.
Tenants are paying an average of €389 in council charges: waste disposal charges have risen by an average of 8% to €283 while waste water charges went up to €106.
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Waste disposal taxes have risen so sharply because local authorities have started passing on an increase in the fees they pay to government to their residents, Coelo said.
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