FAQ-Local Rate

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What rate (%) am I paying?
A
Refer to Table General Rates (Reg).
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How is General Rate payable?
A
In 2 instalments on or before 31st January and on or before 31st July.
Q
Any surcharge applicable?
A

10% on the amount of rate due and payable?

Q
Any interest applicable?
A

15% per annum on any sum due for local rate not paid in in the financial year in which it becomes due and payable until such time as it is paid.

Q
Any facility for payment?
A
Arrears should be paid in toto. Current rate attracts facility in instalments not exceeding six months.
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How is General Rate levied ?
A
By the valuation office on the net Annual Value.
Q
By whom the percentage rate is fixed ?
A
By Council.
Q
Is General Rate payable without a claim having been received by the Rate Payer?
A
Yes – Local Government Act?
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Can General Rate be paid in advance?
A
Yes.
 

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