Dates - Key Dates for Rates


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Dates - Key Dates for Rates

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Marlborough District Council rates and charges for the 2021-22 year (1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022) were set by Council on 30 June 2021.

Four rate instalment invoices 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%.

The annual rates assessment is sent out with the first rate instalment invoice.

* Ratepayers whose rates were due on 8 September 2021 would normally receive a penalty if they had not paid by this date.

Council decided on 6 September 2021, that any penalty will not now be incurred until Friday 8 October 2021. The extra time is designed to help those affected by the Covid lockdown, including those who were unable to come into the Council’s offices in person to pay their rates or claim a rates rebate.

Instalment Invoice Date Last Date
for Payment
Before Penalty
is Added
Penalty Applied
1 1 August 2021 8 October 2021*9 September 2021
2 1 November 2021 8 December 2021 9 December 2021
3 1 February 2022 8 March 2022 9 March 2022
4 1 May 2022 8 June 2022 9 June 2022

The 1 July 2017 revaluation is used for rating purposes.

Charges for Metered Water

Reading Taken in Period Last Date for Payment before Penalty is Added
1 July 2021 - 30 September 2021 20 October 2021
1 October 2021 - 31 December 2021 20 January 2022
1 January 2022 - 31 March 2022 20 April 2022
1 April 2022 - 30 June 2022 20 July 2022

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 above dates 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 2022. 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 at the close of "Last date for payment", shall on the next day be added to that amount which remains unpaid.