A 100% waiver of commercial rates applies for a 6-month period from 27 March 2020 to 27 September 2020 to all ratepayers except a small number of categories.
The waiver will be applied as a credit in lieu of rates for the 6-month period covered in 2020. These excluded categories are mainly utilities, banks, large supermarkets and corporates. The full waiver applies to over 100,000 ratepayers nationwide.
An application to Carlow County Council is not required. Carlow County Council will automatically apply a 100% credit in lieu of commercial rates, for a six-month period, to classes and categories of occupied rateable property where the occupying business is not in an excluded category identified below.
In the event that you qualify for a six-month credit in lieu of rates and have already paid your rates bill for 2020, a refund or credit will be arranged by Carlow County Council. You should contact the rates department by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 059 9172487 to make arrangements.
The potential for the waiver to extend beyond end September will be kept under review and any future extensions can be considered when there is greater certainty regarding the continuing impact of the pandemic on businesses and the reopening of society.
The Commercial Rates waiver is welcomed by the Board of Directors of Develop Tullow Association CLG.