New zoned land tax branded a 'total joke' by opposition TDs –

Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien Image: Sasko Lazarov Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien Image: Sasko Lazarov

THE OPPOSITION HAS criticised the Government’s proposed “zoned land tax” announced today as part of Budget 2022. 

The Government is to introduce the tax in order to encourage the use of land for building homes, however People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett has branded the levy “a total joke”. 

The tax, which will be administered by Revenue, was announced by Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe this afternoon and will replace the vacant sites tax. 

Announcing the measure, the Finance Minister said housing is “the core challenge facing the country over the next number of years”.

He said he appreciates the strain, anxiety and worry being caused by the shortage of homes.

The “zoned land tax”

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