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Commercial Rates Waiver for Second Quarter 2021

The Government announced an Extension to Commercial Rates Scheme on 26th March 2021 which will apply to specific businesses for the 2nd 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 April 2021 to 30th June 2021.

Please note that there is no overlap between this rates waiver, Circular Fin 5/2021 and those of the previous waivers detailed in Fin 11 & 16 of 2020.

Click the Circular to see the full details of the scheme.

Circular Fin 5/2021 – Extension of Commercial Rates Waiver to Second Quarter 2021

Circular Fin 1/2021 – Commercial Rates Waiver for 1st Quarter 2021

Frequently Asked Questions

Circular Fin 1/2021 – Amendment & Addendum

Appendix C – Eligible Categories

Appendix D – Excluded Categories

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. A business in the excluded categories 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 below Waiver Scheme Application Form for Businesses in the Excluded Category and provide the requested documentary evidence to support eligibility to [email protected].

Waiver Scheme Application Form for Businesses in the Excluded Category

Waiver-Scheme-Application-Form-for-Business-in-the-Excluded-Categories – Quarter 2.pdf

We ask you to review the full details of the scheme and supporting Frequently Asked Questions, 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 30th July 2021.