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Key dates and penalties

Your next rates invoice will be emailed or posted to you on 1 August 2019, and payment will be due on 30 August 2019.

Each year your rates are calculated for the period running from 1 July to 30 June.

  • The first instalment is due on the last working day of August and your annual rates assessment will be sent out on 1 August with your invoice.
  • The second instalment is due on the last working day of February and invoices for this instalment will be sent out on 1 February.

If you pay your rates by direct debit, your new rates payment will be will automatically updated and debited from your account. You will be notified of any changes to your payments in advance.

Make sure you pay by the due date to avoid a late payment penalty.

You’ve received a penalty notice. Can we assist?

We may be able to assist you to get your penalty removed. Call us right now on 07 577 7000 or email arrangements@tauranga.govt.nz and we can talk about possible arrangements to clear your rates. 

After a while and a couple reminders, we will start the debt collection process. Don’t wait to contact us and get the ball rolling to find a solution.

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Standard rates penalties:

Penalty 1 - 10% penalty on late payment of a rates instalment invoice
Penalty 2 - 10% penalty set at the beginning of each rating year on previous years balance
Penalty 3 - 10% penalty set 6 months after Penalty 2 on any balance not yet paid from the end of the previous year.

Avoid this by ensuring that you pay the full amount of your rates by the due date. Allow for bank processing times when you make your payment, and include a reference with your payment (e.g. water rates) so we can allocate the funds correctly.


Last Reviewed: 02/07/2019
 

 
 

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