Rates Instalments and Due Dates
2023/24 Instalment Periods and Due Dates
Ruapehu District Council invoices rates in four equal instalments as outlined below. Invoices are due for payment in the middle month of each quarter.
The financial rating year runs from 1 July to 30 June.
|Instalment||Due Date||Period Covered|
|No. 1||21 August 2023||1 July - 30 September|
|No. 2||20 November 2023||1 October - 31 December|
|No. 3||20 February 2024||1 January - 31 March|
|No. 4||20 May 2024||1 April - 30 June|
Discount for Full Payment
If payment in full is received by 5.00pm, 21 August 2023, you will receive Council's prompt payment discount of 3%.
Additional Charge on Late Payments
An additional charge of 10% will be added to rates levied in the 2023/24 financial rating year that remain unpaid after the above due dates.
Additional Charge on Rate Arrears
A further additional charge of 10% will be added to all rates and penalties charged in previous years and still outstanding at 12 July 2023 and 15 January 2024.
If your rate account is in arrears it is important that you contact Council as soon as possible to discuss payment arrangements. By making contact as soon as possible, you may be able to minimise penalty charges and quickly bring your account up to date.
Metered Water Supply
The basic annual charge for metered Water Supply is included in the rates assessment, where applicable. Usage over 75m3/quarter will be invoiced separately.