- Small business community must review Proposed Valuation Certificate
- Contact Valuation Office if dissatisfied with proposed valuation
Responding to the Commissioner of Valuation issuing Proposed Valuation Certificates to ratepayers, this week, in Clare, Donegal, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, Galway, Kerry and Mayo County Council and Galway City Council Rating Authority areas, Elizabeth Bowen, Small Firms Association (SFA) Senior Executive said: “SFA is strongly encouraging small business owners in Reval 2023 areas, to review their Proposed Valuation Certificate and if dissatisfied with the proposed valuation or any of the details contained in the Proposed Valuation Certificate, to make a “representation” to the Valuation Office within 40 days of the date of issue of the said Certificate.
“With small firms facing soaring energy costs, labour shortages and economic uncertainty, this is another burden falling on owner/managers. Therefore, it is vital that businesses being revalued engage in this process and request a review to ensure that they are paying the right commercial rate going forward.
“Business owners should attend the walk-in clinics being held in locations in each Local Authority area from Monday 3rd October to Friday 7th October 2022. I have been assured that Valuation Office Staff will be available to answer ratepayer queries relating to the issue of Proposed Valuation Certificates and no appointment will be necessary. Small businesses unable to attend should visit www.valoff.ie for more information”, concluded Bowen.