Site breadcrumb trail...What are Local Authority Rates?
Local Authority Rates are a property tax levied by Local Authorities on the occupiers of commercial and industrial property. Local Authorities collect rates based on property valuations.
What is the basis for the valuation of commercial and industrial property?
The valuation of your property is assessed by an independed state organisation, the Valuation Office Ireland, by reference to the values of comparable properties on the valuation list. A valuer, called a “revision officer”, from Valuation Office Ireland will call to assess the value of your property. The contact details for the Valuation Office Ireland are;
Valuation Office Ireland, Irish Life Centre, Abbey Street Lower, Dublin 1. www.valoff.ie/valinfo.html
How is my rates bill calculated?
The valuation of your property is multiplied by the annual rate on valuation (ARV) to give the amount of rates payable per annum to the Local Authority. Ratepayers do not pay rates to the Valuation Office
In County Galway, Galway County Council sets the annual rate of valuation. This is set when the Annual estimates are adopted by the Council members. Any queries you may have regarding the amount of rates, method of payment, etc. should be made directly to the Rates Office of Galway County Council. You can pay your rates on line at Online Payments
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