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Rates and Government rent due April 28

Demand notes for rates and/or Government rent for the quarter from April to June 2017 have been issued, and payment should be made by April 28, 2017.

The demand notes reflect the rates concession for this quarter, subject to a ceiling of $1,000 for each rateable tenement. Any unused portion of the concession in this quarter will not be used to offset the outstanding rates in any other quarter. The concession does not apply to the payment of Government rent.

These demand notes show the rateable values following the 2017-18 General Revaluation. Members of the public wishing to object to the new rateable value may lodge a proposal in the specified form (R20A) with the Commissioner of Rating and Valuation not later than May 31. Objection can also be made by submitting an electronic form (e-R20A) using the “Electronic Submission of Forms” service provided on the department’s website (www.rvd.gov.hk). Irrespective of whether an objection has been made, rates and/or Government rent must be paid by the last day for payment.

Payments can be made:

  1. (1) by using autopay or electronic means (such as PPS, bank automated teller machines or Internet);
     
  2. (2) by uploading an e-Cheque/e-Cashier’s order via the “Pay e-Cheque” portal: www.payecheque.gov.hk ;
     
  3. (3) by sending a crossed cheque to the Treasury, PO Box 28000, Gloucester Road Post Office, Hong Kong (please note that underpaid mail will be rejected); or
     
  4. (4) in person at any of the post offices or designated convenience stores. For the addresses and opening hours of post offices, please call Hongkong Post’s hotline (2921 2222), or visit www.hongkongpost.hk .

If demand notes have not been received, members of the public may call 2152 0111, fax 2152 0113, or visit the Rating and Valuation Department, 15/F, Cheung Sha Wan Government Offices, 303 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Kowloon.

Members of the public can also visit the department’s website at www.rvd.gov.hk to obtain replacement demand notes or take a demand note for any previous quarter to any of the following post offices, where replacement demand notes can be obtained and payment can be made

  1. (1) General Post Office, 2 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong;
     
  2. (2) Gloucester Road Post Office, 1/F, Revenue Tower, 5 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong;
     
  3. (3) Kowloon Central Post Office, G/F, Kowloon Government Offices, 405 Nathan Road, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon;
     
  4. (4) Tsim Sha Tsui Post Office, G/F and 1/F, Hermes House, 10 Middle Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon.

A surcharge of 5 per cent will be imposed for late payment and a further surcharge of 10 per cent may be levied on the amount (including the 5 per cent surcharge) that remains unpaid six months after the payment deadline.

It is convenient and environmentally friendly to receive the bill through eRVD Bill Service. Please register for the service at www.rvd.gov.hk .

To avoid the inconvenience of queuing, payers are urged to pay by autopay, PPS, ATM, Internet or e-Cheque/e-Cashier’s order. Application forms for autopay are obtainable from the Rating and Valuation Department, District Offices and major banks in Hong Kong or by telephoning 2152 0111. Payers may also download the form from the Department’s website.



7 April 2017
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