Rates and Charges
The rates and charges for the 2017/18 financial year have now been adopted and you should receive your demand in the mail approximately 1st week of September 2017. If you have not received your notice by this date, please contact the Oatlands Office.
The rates and charges are payable by four equal instalments with the amount of any arrears from previous years being added to and payable with the first instalment.
- First instalment: 30 days from date of notice
- Second instalment: Thursday 30th November 2017 by 4:30pm
- Third instalment: Wednesday 31st January 2018 by 4:30pm
- Fourth instalment: Friday 30th March 2018 by 4:30pm
A penalty of 5% applies to any rate or charge that is not paid on or before the date it falls due.
In addition to the penalty, interest under section 128 of the Local Government Act 1993 will be charged at the rate of 7.5% per annum, calculated monthly.
A discount of 1.7% will apply to all rates and charges for 2017/2018, which are paid in full within 30 days after the date of issue. This is the due date of the first instalment. This discount is not applicable to rates and charges which are paid in instalments.
To be eligible for a Pension remission, Pensioners must be the holder of a Pension or Health Care Card and the property you are claiming the remission for, must be your Principle Place of Residence as at 1st July 2017
Eligible pensioners are advised that they have until the 31st of March 2018 to apply for a remission on the 2017/2018 rates and charges. This only applies where the remission has not already been calculated and deducted from the rate notice.
Maximum remission: $299 for those pensioners that are also a customer of TasWater (Water and Sewerage Corporation) and $440 for those pensioners who are not a customer of TasWater (Water and Sewerage Corporation).