Dáil Éireann - Volume 515 - 24 February, 2000
Written Answers. - Tourist Accommodation.
Mr. R. Bruton Mr. R. Bruton
121. Mr. R. Bruton asked the Minister for Finance if his attention has been drawn to the proposals to impose rates on bed and breakfast premises; and if he will ensure there are waivers for homes which offer no more than six bedrooms in order that a similar approach is taken to these premises as in the planning laws. [5708/00]
Mr. McCreevy Mr. McCreevy
Minister for Finance (Mr. McCreevy): The position is that the Government has given approval for the preparation of legislation which will: modernise the valuation code; enable a revaluation of all rateable properties to be carried out; and make the system more transparent to ratepayers and rating authorities.
It is intended to make the legislation as user-friendly as possible. There will, for example, be an improved appeals system. The parliamentary draftsman is currently finalising a draft which will be brought to Government as soon as the work is completed. The Government will consider the rateable status of bed and breakfast accommodation at that time.
Dáil Éireann 515 Written Answers. Tourist Accommodation.