Rates are set and charged annually at 1 July every year and are invoiced in four (4) instalments with the due dates for payment being:
Wednesday 31 August 2016
|1 Jul 2016 to 30 Sep 2016
||Wednesday 30 November 2016
||1 Oct 2016 to 31 Dec 2016
Tuesday 28 February 2017
|1 Jan 2017 to 31 Mar 2017
||Wednesday 31 May 2017
||1 Apr 2017 to 30 June 2017
Rates payments will be attached to the oldest debt first.
There are several ways you can pay your rates:
- EASY PAY: Direct Debit - the quick, easy and efficient way to pay your rates.
- DIRECT CREDIT
- Pay by Cash, Cheque, EFTPOS, Credit Card or Post Dated Cheque (to be presentable by the due date) at the Council Office.
A penalty charge of 10 percent (10%) on any part of an instalment that has been assessed for the financial year commencing 1 July 2016 and which remains unpaid after 5pm on the due date for payment of that instalment, to be added on the penalty dates below:
- Instalment 1 2 September 2016
- Instalment 2 2 December 2016
- Instalment 3 2 March 2017
- Instalment 4 2 June 2017
A further penalty charge of 10 percent (10%) on any part of any rates assessed before 1 July 2016 that remains unpaid on 1 July 2016, to be added on 6 July 2016.
What can I do if I have difficulty paying my rates?
The Waitomo District Council recognises that some ratepayers may face difficulties paying their rates bill. There are a variety of payment options available for customers to help them pay their rates and pay off rates arrears.
Please contact our friendly Customer Services Team on free phone 0800-932-4357 for further assistance.
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