On Tuesday 24 March 2020 the following direction was issued by the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government relating to commercial rates and the impacts on businesses affected by COVID-19.
“The Government has agreed with the County and City Management Association that local authorities should defer rates payments due from businesses most immediately impacted by COVID-19, primarily in the retail, hospitality, leisure and childcare sectors, for at least a 3-month period.”
Tipperary County Council is acutely aware of the impact of this crisis on our ratepayers and has issued rates bills to a limited number of businesses which we consider are not impacted or least impacted by Coronavirus/Covid-19. For other smaller ratepayers we will hold off issuing demands until a later date, unless requested by the ratepayer to do so. We have and will continue to engage and work with individual rate payers where they have difficulties with payments, and we see this as even more important in the context of Coronavirus/Covid-19 and the future.
In line with the Government direction we will be deferring rates payments due from any Ratepayer impacted by COVID-19 for the period to the end of June 2020.
Any Ratepayer in a position to pay their rates should continue to do so.
Any Ratepayer experiencing cash flow difficulties should email email@example.com or telephone 0761 06 5000. Please have the following information to hand (or their inclusion in an email) which will help us to deal with your communication:
• A customer or property reference number
• Address of the property
• Your mobile or landline number
• If your business has closed due to the Covid-19, date of closure
Tipperary County Council staff will work with you during these unprecedented and challenging times and we will respond to queries as quickly and sympathetically as possible.
Please note the Council’s Local Enterprise Office continues to provide a range of supports, details of which are available via the following link: https://www.localenterprise.ie/Tipperary/.