The Killybegs based Independent TD said the tax is a step too far and he will not be paying the latest austerity measure.
And although it does not apply to them, Deputy Pringle said he would not pay the proposed septic tank charge either.
“I will not be paying the household charge and that is the stand I will take. I think it is unjustified and I am prepared to go to jail if that is what it takes,” he said.
Deputy Pringle made hi opinions known during heated exchanges in the Dail today.
Those who do not pay the fine will be charged €2,500 or face jail.
The household charge will come in from January and will raise an estimated €160 million for the Government.
Donegal Senator Jimmy Harte said he did not want to pay additional taxes but said people have to abide by the law.
“Not paying the charge is a matter for Deputy Pringle but we have to abide by the law.
“I do not want to pay this charge but it is only anarchy if people do not live by the laws of the land,” he said.