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The Northern Territory Manual for Council Staff working with Rates and Charges

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Title

The Northern Territory Manual for Council Staff working with Rates and Charges

Collection

Department of Housing and Community Development newsletters; E-Journals; PublicationNT

Date

2017-03

Description

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).; This publication contains may contain links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.

Notes

Illustrations by Shane Stringer

Language

English

Subject

Public Housing -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals; Housing subsidies -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals; Residential development -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals

Publisher name

Department of Housing and Community Development

Place of publication

Darwin

Copyright owner

Check within Publication or with content Publisher.

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/294782

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/395883

Page content

dhcd.nt.gov.au Page 2 of 35 March 2017, version 12 Contents Introduction ............................................................................................................................5 Purpose of this manual .......................................................................................................5 The importance of getting it right .........................................................................................5 Rates and Charges ................................................................................................................5 Categorisation of land .........................................................................................................5 Categorisation in the rates declaration and the assessment record .................................5 Zoning and defining boundaries ......................................................................................6 Residential ......................................................................................................................6 Commercial .....................................................................................................................6 Industrial .........................................................................................................................6 Mining tenement ..............................................................................................................6 Pastoral leases ................................................................................................................7 Exemptions and Exceptions ................................................................................................7 Land which is exempt from rates .....................................................................................7 Exceptions.......................................................................................................................8 Types of rates .....................................................................................................................9 Ordinary ..........................................................................................................................9 Conditional ......................................................................................................................9 Special ............................................................................................................................9 Differential .......................................................................................................................9 Setting of rates and charges ...............................................................................................9 The structure of a rate .....................................................................................................9 Formal requirements regarding fixed charges, minimum charges, minimum rates......... 10 Allotments ..................................................................................................................... 10 Application of rates, base amounts and charges to multiple occupancy developments . 11 Revaluations ................................................................................................................. 11 Differential rates ............................................................................................................ 11 Conditionally Rateable land ........................................................................................... 12 Charges ............................................................................................................................ 13 Difference between a charge and a rate ........................................................................ 13 Fees are not charges .................................................................................................... 13 Requirements in relation to charges .............................................................................. 14 Flexibility in setting charges ........................................................................................... 14 Domestic waste management charges .......................................................................... 14


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