General Rate for 2012-2013:
Comprises of a fixed charge component of $274.28 which will apply equally to each rateable property across the municipality. The remainder of each property's general rate will be calculated by the AAV (Annual Assessed Value) with a rate of 6.623447 cents in the dollar. Council makes a general rate on all rateable land whether or not it provides any services in respectof that land.
Fire Protection Service Rates:
A fire protection service rate is collected on behalf of the Tasmanian Fire Service and applied to each rateable property, based on the same property value as the general rate, (AAV). The fire protection service rate of all rateable land within the volunteer district of:
Nubeena: 0.308400 cents in the dallor
All Other Land: 0.249875 cents in the dollar
with a minimum of $36.00 in respect of both rates.
Waste Management Service Charge:
Council hereby makes the following service charges for rateable land:
Waste Management Charge: $59.22
Waste Collection Service Charge: $168.47
All residential properties in which Council can provide a service will be applied with the waste collection charge. This is not a user pays service.
What your rates go towards
Council provides the following services for the benefit of all residents
- Waste collection
- Animal control
- Public amenities
- Street lighting including recreation grounds
- Town maintenance
- Repairs and upgrades of roads and bridges
- Footpaths and drainage
- Boat ramps and jetties
- Halls and public buildings
- Parks and playgrounds
- Tourism and area promotion
- Administrative costs; insurance, utilities, vehicle costs
- Fire protection
- State Emergency Services
- General practitioner
- Community development
- Community grants
- Land care
When are my rates due?
- 1st instalment due 131st August 2012
- 2nd instalment due 31st Ocotober 2012
- 3rd instalment due 31st January 2013
- 4th instalment due 29th March 2013
Do I get a discount if I pay my rates early?
Tasman Council does not offer a discount for rates paid in full before a specific date.
How can I check my rates balance?
If you wish to check your rates balance, please contact Council on (03) 6250 9200
Are you a current Pension, Health care or Veteran's Affair (TPI) card holder? Are you a ratepayer within the Tasman Municipality, where your property is your principal dwelling on or prior to 1 July of the rating year? Please contact Council for further information and to apply for a rates remission.
What if I am having difficulties paying my rates?
Any ratepayer who is experiencing difficulty paying paying their rates acount should contact Council's Rates Officer on (03) 6250 9200 at the earliest opportunity, as it may then by possible to arrange a payment schedule which is agreeable to both Coucnil and the ratepayer. This is essential to avoid Council taking legal action to recover the outstanding rates.
How and where can I pay my rates?
Council Officer - At Tasman Council Offices, 1713 Main Road, Nubeena. We accept cash, cheque, money order and EFTPoS (excluding AMEX). Please detach the payment slip on your rates notice and return it together with your cheque, money order or credit card details. Make cheques payable to Tasman Council. Cheques should be crossed and marked "Not Negoiable". Post-dated cheques will not be accpted. payment should be mailed in suffient time to arrive at the Council Office on or before the due date.
Office Hours 8:30am - 4:45pm, Monday to Friday
Telephone - Phone the Council Office on (03) 6250 9200 using Visa or Mastercard (excluding AMEX)
Australia Post - Payments can be made at any Australia Post outlet (barcoded rates notice required).
Internet Banking - Payments can be transferred from your account to Tasman Council's account to Tasman Council's account: Use your account number displayed on your rates notice as your reference. BSB : 06 7007 ACC: 10021890
Direct Debit - This allows your account to be paid automatically from a nominated account. Please contact Council on (03) 6250 9200 for further information.
B-PAY - Telephone and internet banking - contact your bank, credit union or building society to make this payment from your cheque, savinf or credit card account. Your reference number can be found on the front of your rates notice.
BPOINT - Phone 1300 886 451 any time of day. Follow the prompts given. Please ensure you have your account and Visa or Mastercard available.
What if my payment is late?
Council charges interest daily on all oustanding rates. If a ratepayer fails to pay an instalment within 21 days of the date on which the rates are due, Council may require the ratepayer to pay the full amount owing. An initial reminder will be sent asking for payment or an agreement within 14 days. If there is no response a final notice will be sent, if there is no response, recovery of the debt throughCouncil's collection agency will occur.
How can I cahnge my postal address?
Who has to pay rates?
Generally, owners of land have to pay rates. Occupiers of land may pay rates in exeptional circumstances. They may do so with the written consent of the owners. If someone other than the ower is paying the rates then the council has to be notified accordingly. If you purchase a property part way through the year, it is advisable to check that all outstanding rates have been paid or paid up to settlement date. If you purchase a property which has an amount outstanding either for ratesor even legal fees, these charges will come with the property and tranferred into your name.
What happens if I don't pay my rates?
In accordance with the Local Government Act 1993, any properties which are in default for rates for 3 or more years, may be sold by Council at public auction.
What if I make alteration to my property?
When changes are made to your property such as new buildings, improvements to buildings/dwellings, subdivisions or amalgations; the Land Value, Capital Value and Assessed Annual Value of your property may be altered. When you build or remove a structure from your property, COuncil will submit the details to the Office of the Valuer General (VG) to be re-valued. Once the VG has assessed the property, the new valuations will be forwarded to you and Council will be notified. If there are any changes to the A.A.V (Assessed Annual Value) of your property, the rates on your property may be altered, and you will receive a supplementary rate notice. When a subdivision is approved, the plans will be forwarded to the Land Titles Office to create new titles, which will be forwarded to the VG for the Titles to be revalued and rated seperately. Note: If you receove a supplementary rates notice it replaces any previous rates notice you have received.