How To Pay Your Rates
Your Rates Notice
Please let us know what your valuation number is. Don't know it? You can find it here by searching your property online.
There are a number of ways of paying your rates - cash, eftpos and direct debit. The rating year is divided into four equal instalments. You can choose to pay your rates that suit your personal circumstances:
For many people, paying by direct debit is a convenient way to pay rates. Paying by direct debit is a low risk method of payment and will ensure that your rates will not attract late payment penalties. You still have full control over your account/s.
By completing an Easy Pay Direct Debit Form you can nominate how often you wish to pay your rates and we'll take care of the rest!
On or around the 20th of every month the monthly apportionment of your annual rates balance will be automatically deducted from your nominated bank account.
On the due date of every quarter, the balance owing will be automatically deducted from your nominated bank account.
Other Payment Options
Cash & Eftpos
Waimate District Council
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Hours: 8am to 4.30pm weekdays (except public holidays).
Automatic Payments/Online Banking/Telephone Banking
These methods of payment enable you to pay your rates from the comfort of your home.
Council's Council's Bank Account Details:
If you wish to pay your rates using any of these other options you must set up individual payments for each separate valuation number.
To use any of the above options please use the following references for each property you pay in this manner:
1st Reference: Valuation Number (eg 26120 99990)
2nd Reference: Surname
You need to re-assess your automatic payments every year on the first instalment of rates (July), to ensure your payment is sufficient to cover the annual rates.
These payments are under your control and you may need to advise your bank to make any necessary adjustment to your payment.
All the above options are designed to make it easier for you to keep control of your rates payments and to avoid queues, postage or penalties.
Rates Instalment Dates
The rating year begins on 1 July and ends on 30 June. The rating year is divided into four equal instalments, each invoiced separately.
With your first invoice for the year (July), you will receive a Rates Assessment Notice. It provides a comprehensive breakdown of the rates levied for the current year. For an overview of where your rates are spent click here.
|Instalment||Period Covered||Instalment Due Date|
|Instalment 1||1 July 2021 to 30 September 2021||30 September 2021|
|Instalment 2||1 October 2021 to 31 December 2021||26 November 2021|
|Instalment 3||1 January 2022 to 31 March 2022||25 February 2022|
|Instalment 4||1 April 2022 to 30 June 2022||27 May 2022|
A penalty of 10% will be added to each instalment or any portion of it if not paid on or before the due date.
An additional penalty of 10% will be incurred on rates remaining unpaid as at the following 1 January, and further charges of 10% will be incurred at six-monthly intervals thereafter on the balance of rates owing from previous rating years.
Goods and Services Tax (GST)
Penalties on rates do not attract GST due to a ruling by Inland Revenue. For this reason, all rates are GST inclusive except for penalties applied.
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