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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 3 of 35 March 2017, version 12 Water and sewerage charges ........................................................................................ 15 What charges cannot be used for .................................................................................. 15 Imposing a rate or charge ................................................................................................. 15 Publication of draft council plan (including council budget and draft rates declaration)...... 16 Consultation .................................................................................................................. 16 Submissions .................................................................................................................. 17 Assessment record ............................................................................................................... 17 Why it is very important ..................................................................................................... 17 What it must contain ......................................................................................................... 18 How it must be kept .......................................................................................................... 18 Certification by CEO ......................................................................................................... 19 Amendments to the assessment record ............................................................................ 19 Rates declaration ................................................................................................................. 19 Considerations .................................................................................................................. 19 Minimum requirements .................................................................................................. 19 Special rates ................................................................................................................. 20 Publication of notice ...................................................................................................... 20 Legal Advice ..................................................................................................................... 20 CEO Approval ................................................................................................................... 21 Sample regional council rates declaration ......................................................................... 21 Rates notices ....................................................................................................................... 21 Information required .......................................................................................................... 21 Instalments .................................................................................................................... 21 Other information .............................................................................................................. 21 Not an invoice ................................................................................................................... 22 No GST to be charged ...................................................................................................... 22 Sample rates notice .......................................................................................................... 22 Concessions ......................................................................................................................... 22 How council can set concessions ..................................................................................... 22 NT concession schemes ................................................................................................... 23 Deferring rates .................................................................................................................. 23 Payment of rates and charges .............................................................................................. 24 Liability ............................................................................................................................. 24 Apportionment where land rateable for part only of a financial year .................................. 24 Discount for prompt payment ............................................................................................ 25 Periodical payments.......................................................................................................... 25


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