Owner fined for not furnishing particulars within the time period specified in requisition form (Case with judgment delivered on 19 January 2024)
On 19 January 2024, the owner of 1 tenement was fined at the Eastern Magistrates' Courts after pleading guilty to charges of not furnishing particulars within the time period specified in requisition form issued in 2022 for the general revaluation of the year 2023/24.
|Nature of Offence
|Central and Western
|Having refused or neglected to furnish particulars within the time period specified in a requisition form, contrary to section 46(a) of the Rating Ordinance.
|Defendant was convicted and fined $1,800 under the Ordinance.
Under the Rating Ordinance or the Government Rent (Assessment and Collection) Ordinance, any person who knowingly makes a false statement or refuses to furnish any of the particulars specified in the requisition form shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a maximum fine of $25,000 or $10,000. A person convicted of any of the aforesaid offences under any or both of the aforesaid Ordinances shall be liable to an additional fine equivalent to 3 times the amount of rates and/or Government rent undercharged.
1 February 2024