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What is Tax Assessment (Quit Rent)?
 
Question 1
 
WHAT IS TAX ASSESSMENT?
 
Assessment rates are local taxes imposed for ownership and occupation of rateable holding situated within Council’s area of jurisdiction.
 
Question 2
 
WHO ARE THE TAX PAYERS?
 
Occupiers / owners of rateable holdings. If you own a house, a shop, a hotel, a service station or any other rateable holdings (even vacant lot) you are liable to pay the tax assessment rates. If you are occupying building on any land which is not held under a separate document of title or on land reserved for a public purpose you shall also be liable to pay rates.
 
Question 3
 
 WHY PAY THE TAX?
 
Rates are essential to assist to finance the Council’s expenditure in providing public services and public facilities for the benefit of the community in the Council’s area.