What are Commercial Rates?
Commercial Rates are a local taxation payable on commercial, Industrial and other non-domestic properties, the income from which is used to fund the general provision of services throughout the county.
What is the Annual Rate on Valuation
The Annual Rate on Valuation (ARV) for County Roscommon for 2019 is 0.225.
How are rates calculated?
The NAV of your property was set by the Valuation Office and can be found on your Valuation Certificate or on your annual rate demand. The ARV will be set by the elected members of Roscommon County Council annually.
Your rates are calculated by multiplying the Annual Rate on Valuation, as determined by the County Council, by the valuation on your property, as determined by the Commissioner of Valuation. Your rates can be calculated by reference to this simple example:
Example of Rates Calculation:
€1,125.00 per Annum
Revaluation of Commercial Properties in the County of Roscommon
Revaluation of commercial and industrial properties in the County of Roscommon has been completed. The Valuation Office issued final certificates to all ratepayers in Roscommon County Council’s Administrative Area as part of the Revaluation Process.
This new rateable valuation is effective from 1st January 2018, and will be the basis for calculating your Annual Rates liability for 2018 and subsequent years.
There is further information on revaluation available on the Valuation Office website www.valoff.ie. You can also email specific queries to Reval2017@valoff.ie or by telephone on 01-817 1033 or LoCall: 1890 531 431.
Change of Owner or Occupier?
Duty on owners/ratepayers in relation to a transfer of liability for rates - Section 32 of the Local Government Act 2014 places the following obligations on property owners or their agents:
- They must notify the Local Authority where an interest in a rateable property is transferred and as a consequence of this the person liable for the payment of rates has changed
- The person transferring the property, either the owner or occupier, must discharge all rates for which he/she is liable at the date of transfer.
Failure to notify Roscommon County Council of a change in interest within 14 days of the transfer date, may result in a penalty for non-compliance in that, the owner becomes liable for an amount which is equivalent to the level of outstanding liabilities (up to a maximum of 2 years’ liability).
A Commercial Rates vacancy form must be completed and returned to the rates office in respect of vacant properties.
What payment methods are available for Rate Payers?
There are a number of ways in which you can pay your Commercial Rates:
- Pay by Visa Debit/Credit Card over the telephone – Tel: 090 66 37370/359/305.
- Pay by Cheque – Cheques should be made payable to Roscommon County Council. Please remember to quote your rate account number on the back of the cheque.
- Cash Payments at the cash desk, Aras an Chontae, Roscommon Co. Council. The cash desk is open from 9:15am to 1:00pm and from 2:00pm to 4:30pm.
- An Post Bill Pay Card - You will need to contact the rates office to order a bill pay card.
- Pay Online through our website www.roscommoncoco.ie. You will need your customer account number and PIN number for this. Both of these numbers can be found on your customer statements. Please contact this office if you cannot locate same.
- Standing Order – You can download a standing order form from our website www.roscommoncoco.ie or if you use online banking, you can set it up or amend it yourself.
- EFT/Bank Transfer
Your Customer Account Number should accompany all payments to ensure your rate account is updated correctly.