For applicants who use the paper based application system, it is envisaged that a further bulk premium payment run will be made in April 2018
The first bulk payment of annual tax-free forestry premiums for 2018 was announced in early January by Minister Andrew Doyle. The payments were issued to forest owners who applied through the Department’s online services website. Minister Doyle highlighted that “some 7,300 forest premium applications have been paid amounting to €27.8 million. The Department will continue to process online applications for 2018 forest premiums as they are received, with payments continuing on a weekly basis throughout the year. This first payment is for applications received online which shows the benefit of applying online for forest owners. I would encourage others to consider this option in future”.
For applicants who use the paper based application system, it is envisaged that a further bulk premium payment run will be made in April 2018. Application forms for the paper based system will be issued in February 2018 to forest owners who have not availed of the online application process by early February.
What do I need to do if I have no access to a computer or I am not registered for online services with the Department; will I continue to receive my form in the post? There is no need for you do anything. Your premium application form (Form 4) will be sent to you by post as in previous years. It is proposed to post the paper Form 4 in mid February 2018.
I am registered for online services however I do not wish to apply for my forest premium payment online. Will I receive a premium application form in the post?
If you have not applied online by the end of January 2018 Form 4 will issue by post in mid February 2018 which you should complete and return to the Forest Service.