Councillor fears revised valuations may threaten some Donegal businesses

Businesses across Donegal have begun receiving revised rate valuation packs from Donegal County Council this week, with one councillor saying he believes the vast majority of them are seeing their rates bill increase.

Cllr Michael McClafferty says this is the first new valuation programme for 10 years, and coming at a time of increased pressure for businesses, he fears some may be forced to close because of the increases.

Council officials are available in each municipal district to discuss the rates re-evaluation demands with businesses, with full details in the packs.

Cllr McClafferty says it’s important that businesses engage in that process……….

More details available HERE

Further Details from DCC –

Revaluation 2023 Proposed Valuation Certificates & Walk in Clinics for Commercial Rates Customers

 

The Valuation Office issued Proposed Valuation Certificates (PVC’s) on the 23rd September 2022 to Ratepayers in Donegal. 

 

Please be aware that the Proposed Valuation (Net Annual Value) on the Proposed Valuation Certificate you have received is not your rates liability.

 

The commercial rates payable in any year is calculated by multiplying the valuation of the property which is set by the Valuation Office by the Annual Rate on Valuation (ARV) which is set by the Local Authority.

 

Donegal County Council has prepared an indicative ARV based on the income levied in 2022. Please note that this is an indicative rate to assist you in estimating your bill from January 1st 2024. Your current rate bill will remain unchanged until this date, and this indicative rate may change in advance of 2024, and will be set by the Council in Q4 2023.

 

The indicative ARV for Donegal County Council is 0.232. Please take the proposed valuation figure from your cert and multiply this figure by the ARV of 0.232 to arrive at the annual rates liability e.g.:

Proposed Valuation Figure €10,000 * 0.232 = €2,320 Estimated Rates bill

 

Click here to use the online Rates Estimate calculator provided by The Valuation Office: https://www.valoff.ie/en/revaluation/rates-calculator/

 

Where a ratepayer is dissatisfied with his or her proposed valuation or any of the details contained in the Proposed Valuation Certificate, the ratepayer should make a “representation” to the Valuation Office within 40 days of the date of issue of the said Certificate.  The closing date for making representations is clearly printed on each Proposed Valuation Certificate. Representations received outside this timeframe will not be considered. Please also note that Donegal County Council have no role in the valuation or representation process.

 

Walk-in clinics

 

Walk-in clinics will be held in Donegal from Monday 3rd October to Friday 7th October 2022. Valuation Office staff will be available to answer ratepayer queries relating to the issue of proposed Valuation Certificates and no appointment will be necessary. Clinic details  are available below:

 

Location Date Time
Dungloe Public Services Centre, Gweedore Road, Dungloe F94 H4CF Monday 3rd October 10am-4.30pm
Letterkenny Public Services Centre, Neil T Blaney Road, Letterkenny F92 TNY3 Tuesday 4th October 9.30am-4.30pm
Carndonagh Public Services Centre, Malin Road, Carndonagh F93 YV1N Wednesday 5th October 9.30am-4.30pm
Donegal Public Services Centre, Drumlonagher, Donegal Town F94 DK6C Thursday 6th October 9.30am-4.30pm
The Base Enterprise Centre, Railway Road, Stranorlar, F93 A0E4 Friday 7th October 9.30am-4pm

 

Donegal County Council strongly encourage all Ratepayers to engage with the Valuation Office through these walk in clinics if they have queries with their proposed valuation. An appointment is not necessary but depending on demand on the day a wait may be expected.

 

Ratepayers are requested to please bring their Proposed Valuation Certificate (PVC) with them (i.e. the letter dated 23rd September, 2022 received from the Valuation Office)  when attending any of the walk In clinics, together with any supporting relevant information.

 

Further Ratepayer support in relation to ‘Reval 2023’  is available at:

 

Email: reval2023@valoff.ie

 

Reval 2023 Phone: 01 584 6753

 

Website: www.valoff.ie

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