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Rates Payment Timetable

Key Dates for Payment for 2013/14 Rating Period

 

Paying in Full

If you choose to pay your rates in full, you must make payment by 15 February 2014.

 

Direct Debit – Eight Instalments

To pay by direct debit instalments you will have needed to complete a Direct Debit request form and return this to Council before 7 September 2013.

 

 

The dates for the 8 instalment direct debits are as follows:

 

1st  Direct Debit Instalment 15 September 2013
2nd Direct Debit Instalment 15 October 2013
3rd  Direct Debit Instalment 15 November 2013
4th  Direct Debit Instalment  15 January 2014
5th  Direct  Debit Instalment 15 February 2014
6th  Direct  Debit Instalment 15 March 2014
7th  Direct  Debit Instalmen 15 April 2014
8th  Direct  Debit Instalment 15 May 2014

 

Quarterly Instalments

To pay by quarterly instalments you must make payments by the following dates, otherwise interest charges will apply:

1st Instalment due 30 September 2013
2nd Instalment due 30 November 2013
3rd Instalment  due 28 February 2014
4th Instalment due 31 May 2014

              

If the first instalment is not received by 30 September 2013, your payment will be processed as a part payment on your total rates, with full payment due by 15 February 2014.

 

Part Payments

Part payments can be made at any time before 15 February 2014.

 

Late Payments and Interest

 

Interest Rate and Calculation

If you are not paying by instalments, full payment of your rates must be received by 15 February 2014, otherwise interest charges will apply to any outstanding amount.

The interest rate is set by the State Government and is currently 10.5 per cent per annum.   

Late payment of quarterly instalments will incur penalty interest on the outstanding amount calculated from the due date of the instalment. Late payment of the full amount will incur penalty interest in the same manner as above, as if the ratepayer had elected to pay by quarterly instalments. Penalty interest on any arrears of rate, charges or levies will continue to accrue until full payment of the outstanding amount, and accrued interest, to the date payment is received.  Non-payment of rates may incur legal fees/costs for recovery.

 

I’m having difficulty paying – what can I do?

If you cannot make payment by the due dates, please contact us as soon as possible. Applications for assistance will by considered on a case-by-case basis and alternative payment arrangements may be offered. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can help you.

 

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