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Key Dates 

Marlborough District Council rates and charges for the 2015-16 year (1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016) were set by Council on 25 June 2015.

Four rate instalment invoices (notices) are sent out each financial year.  Each instalment is one quarter of the annual rates (GST inclusive) for the current year.  GST is calculated at 15%. Payments are applied to the oldest debt first.

The annual rates assessment for the 2015-16 year is sent out with the first rate instalment invoice.

Instalment Invoice Date Last Date
for Payment
Before Penalty
is Added
Penalty Applied
1 1 August 2015 10 September 2015 11 September 2015
2 1 November 2015 10 December 2015 11 December 2015
3 1 February 2016 10 March 2016 11 March 2016
4 1 May 2016 10 June 2016 11 June 2016

The 1 July 2014 revaluation is used for rating purposes from 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016.

Penalty Provisions (Additional Charges on Unpaid Rates)

A penalty, equivalent to 10% of the instalment amount remaining unpaid at the close of day on the "last date for payment", shall on the next day be added to that amount of unpaid rates.

Pursuant to Sections 57/58 of the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002, a further penalty of 10% will be added to all rates and charges that remain unpaid on 30 June 2016. Payments are applied to the oldest debt first.

Penalty Provisions (Unpaid Metered Water)

A penalty, equivalent to 10% of the metered water amount remaining unpaid two months after the initial invoice date, shall be added to that amount which remains unpaid.

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