IFA will hold an online meeting on Tuesday next (Apr 25th) to update farmers on the Residential Zoned Land Tax (RZLT).
Registration can be completed here.
IFA National Farm Business Chair Rose Mary McDonagh said a significant number of farmers are caught up in this unfair and unjust tax.
“There was an appeals process put in place. Farmers could make a case to their local authority to be removed, but it appears most of these appeals, in relation to genuinely farmed land, were rejected.” Ms McDonagh said.
“We are holding an online public meeting next Tues at 11am to update farmers on what their options are now. We are receiving legal advice on this matter and the advice to all affected farmers at this stage is to appeal these decisions to An Bord Pleanála before the deadline specified on the appeal rejection letters.”
“I’m extending an invitation to all farmers and indeed political representatives, both local and national, to join this meeting,” she added.
“This tax is unfair and unjust. IFA will continue to fight it. However, each farmer must do all they can, within the confines of the current legislation, to be excluded from this this penal tax,” she concluded.