Extension of Commercial Rates Waiver to Third Quarter 2021

Friday, September 24, 2021
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The 2021 Commercial Rates Waiver Scheme has been further extended to include Quarter 3 of 2021. It will apply to specific businesses as a continued support response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A three month waiver, in the amount of 25% of the annual charge, will apply to eligible businesses and will take the form of a credit in lieu of rates for the period of 1st July 2021 to 30th September 2021.  Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council will automatically apply this credit in lieu of commercial rates for the three month period to eligible businesses.

Excluded categories
The scheme provides that businesses in excluded categories may appeal each quarter and therefore you may seek eligibility from the Council if you can demonstrate that your business was severely impacted by the pandemic in that the turnover from your business activity in the period 1st July to 30th September 2021 does not exceed 25% of your average weekly turnover in 2019, you may be eligible for the waiver for Quarter 3 subject to the submission of satisfactory supporting documentation.

In the event that you claim eligibility, the Council require documentary evidence.

A completed and signed Rates Waiver Exclusion Appeal Application Form together with a Letter from your Accountant/Managing Director stating that the turnover for the relevant period does not exceed 25% of the average weekly turnover in 2019 (or average weekly turnover in 2020 in the case of a new business) must accompany each application and should be submitted to on or before the 4th October 2021.

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