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New Tax for Land Suitable for Development

The Residential Zoned Land Tax (RZLT) is a new tax that was introduced in
Finance Act 2021. It applies to land that is both zoned as suitable for
residential development and is serviced, and it will be first due in 2024.

Ireland requires increased housing supply to meet our housing needs. The
RZLT aims to incentivise landowners to activate existing planning permissions
for housing on identified lands, or to engage with planning authorities and
seek planning permission on land which is suitably zoned and appropriately

RZLT is a self-assessed tax. Land which appears on a residential zoned land
tax map published by the relevant local authority is within the scope of the tax,
and so land owners are required to review these maps to confirm whether
their land is subject to the tax.

While residential properties are included on these maps, owners of such
properties are not liable for the tax if they are already subject to Local
Property Tax (LPT).

How will land owners in Wexford know if their land is subject to RZLT?

Wexford County Council has published maps that identify the land that is within the scope of RZLT. The maps can be consulted here:

Wexford Residential Zoned Land Tax Map

The maps cover the following areas: Bunclody, Courtown & Riverchapel, Gorey, Rosslare Harbour and Kilrane.

At the time of writing these maps were at Draft stage. Submissions were closed on 1 January 2023. A local authority may, in exceptional circumstances,
accept submissions relating to a draft map after 1 January 2023.

Local authorities will publish, no later than 1 December 2023, a final map for
the purposes of identifying land within the scope of RZLT.

Learn more about this new tax here: Residential Zoned Land Tax

RIAI Marks 2023

Happy New Year!

We have received our marks for 2023 from The Royal Institute of
the Architects of Ireland (RIAI).

These marks confirm our registration as a Practice Member, a Registered Architect and Architect Accredited in Conservation G3.

It is mandatory for registered Architects in Ireland to achieve 40 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) points on an annual basis. We consistently surpass at least 40% the minimum CPD requirements.

Cheers to a good year full of exciting projects!

Jingle All the Way to the New Year

We hope this holiday season gives you a chance to take a break from the demands of everyday life and enjoy the company of loved ones.

As we approach the end of this year, let’s take a moment to appreciate the magic and wonder of the holiday season. And as we welcome the new year, let’s embrace the opportunity to set goals and make the most of every day.

Here’s to a happy Christmas and a peaceful, prosperous new year!

Please note our office will be closed for holidays from December 23rd to December 27th.

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