To avoid penalties, you must pay your instalments in full by the following due dates:
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||Second instalment due
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||Fourth instalment due
When the payment due date falls on a weekend or public holiday, the due date is the next working day.
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The rating year begins on 1 July and ends on 30 June. The rating year is divided into four equal instalments, each invoiced separately.
With your first invoice for the year, you will receive a 'Rates Assessment Notice'. It tells you the total amount you will pay for the entire year to both Wellington City and Greater Wellington Regional Councils.
Throughout the year, you will receive four rates invoices, one every three months. They arrive about one month before the due date and must be paid in full and on time.
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A 10% penalty will be added to any amount of the current instalment remaining unpaid after the due date.
An additional 10% penalty will be added in July and January of each year to any unpaid rates from previous years.