Paying your rates
There are many ways you can pay your Auckland Council rates.
The easiest way to pay your rates is by direct debit. You can set up direct debit authority at any time of the year.
You can pay your rates online with Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards. Fees apply. Please have your rates notice handy.
Pay in person
Payments can be made by cash, cheque or eftpos at most PostShops or BNZ stores.
Post a cheque
Use the reusable envelope included with your rates notice and post your cheque and the remittance slip.
Internet or telephone banking
You can arrange with your bank to pay your rates online or over the phone on or before the payment due date.
This is an arrangement with your bank to pay your rates automatically. You can choose the amount and frequency of payments.
Instalment due dates
Rates are due as instalments on four due dates in the year.
||Thursday 30 August 2012|
||Monday 26 November 2012|
||Tuesday 26 February 2013|
||Monday 27 May 2013|
If you choose to pay your rates in full (plus any outstanding arrears from the previous rating year) by the first instalment date, you will qualify for a discount of 1.2 per cent.
Payment must be received by 5pm on 30 August 2012 to qualify for the discount.
Late payments and penalties
All rate accounts with an outstanding balance as at 1 July 2012, will incur a 10 per cent penalty on 5 July 2012.
A 10 per cent penalty will be applied to any part of the current instalment which remains unpaid by the close of business on the due date for that instalment.
A 10 per cent penalty will also be charged on any part of the rates and penalties from the previous rating years that have not been paid by 5 July, and an additional 10 per cent again on 5 January, of any financial year.
Any payments made will be credited towards the oldest amount due first.
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