Rates Waiver Scheme for 2022

Rates Waiver Scheme for 2022

COVID 19 Waiver of Commercial Rates 2022

The Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage recently issued details of the Commercial Rates Waiver to be applied for the first quarter of 2022. In recognition of the impact that COVID19 is having on businesses a further commercial rates waiver will apply to specified businesses in the first quarter of 2022.   The three month waiver (January to March) will apply to eligible businesses and will take the form of a credit in lieu of rates. The value of the waiver is the equivalent value of 25% of the annual rate bill for 2022. The waiver will apply to businesses occupying eligible property categories.  The terms and conditions relating to eligibility and administration of the extended waiver remain the same as those outlined in Circular Fin 20/2021 “Targeted Commercial Rates Waiver Final Quarter 2021”.

Eligible Categories

The broad categories of businesses the credit in lieu of rates applies to are as follows:

  • Hospitality, including restaurants and cafes
  • Leisure
  • Miscellaneous entertainment;
  • Certain tourism related categories
  • Airports


An application to Monaghan County Council is not required. Monaghan County Council will automatically apply a credit in lieu of commercial rates, for a three-month period, to classes and categories in the eligible property categories included in Appendix B. The full list of categories and uses of commercial rate properties that are deemed eligible for the Waiver is available here:-

Appendix B Targeted Commercial Rates Waiver First Quarter 2022

Additional information on the Rate Waiver Scheme 2022 is available by clicking on the link to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Frequently Asked Questions For Local Authorities

Should you have any queries in relation to the Rates Waiver 2022 please contact the Rates Team by e-mail at: rateswaiver@monaghancoco.ie or by telephone on 047 30590