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Commercial Rates Waiver for First Quarter 2021

The Government announced a new Rates Waiver Scheme on 27th January 2021 which will apply to specific businesses for the 1st quarter 2021 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 January 2021 to 31st March 2021.
Please note that there is no overlap between this rates waiver, Circular Fin 1/2021 and those of the previous waivers detailed in Fin 11 & 16 of 2020.
Click the Circular to see the full details of the scheme.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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Circular Fin 1/2021 – Amendment & Addendum
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Appendix C
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Appendix D
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How to apply

An application to Carlow County Council is not required.
Carlow County Council will automatically apply a 100% credit in lieu of commercial rates, for the three-month period to eligible businesses.

Excluded categories
In recognition that there is a number of ratepayers for whom their businesses have not been affected by the pandemic, these ratepayers will not be eligible for the automatic waiver. However, a fund is being provided for ratepayers in these categories who can demonstrate that the pandemic has had a significant negative impact on their business. These ratepayers should engage with Carlow County Council in relation to their commercial rates.
Business in the excluded categories above may seek eligibility from Carlow County Council if it can be shown the business was severely impacted by the pandemic. Please complete the application form and provide the requested documentary evidence to support eligibility to [email protected].

We ask you to review the full details of the scheme and Supporting FAQs, for information on the supporting proofs required before submitting an application. Supporting proofs must be attached to your application.

The closing date for applications is 19th March 2021.

Waiver Scheme application form for Business in the excluded categories below
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