Commercial Rates FAQ / Rátaí Tráchtála FAQ


What are Rates?

Commercial Rates are the financial contribution business owners and occupiers make which provides for a wide range of services that improve our Community.

Céard is Rátaí ann?

Is iad na Rátaí Tráchtála na húinéirí gnó ranníocaíochta airgeadais agus na háititheoirí a dhéanann foráil do réimse leathan seirbhísí a fheabhsaíonn ár bPobal.

Where does the income from Commercial Rates go?

Income from Commercial Rates is used to fund a wide range of Local services provided by Laois County Council each year such as Fire Services, Public Lighting, Libraries, Public Parks, Playgrounds and many projects.

dtéann an t-ioncam ó Rátaí Tráchtála?

Úsáidtear ioncam ó Rátaí Tráchtála chun maoiniú a dhéanamh ar raon leathan seirbhísí Áitiúla a chuireann Comhairle Contae Laoise ar fáil gach bliain amhail Seirbhísí Dóiteáin, Soilsiú Poiblí, Leabharlanna, Páirceanna Poiblí, Clóis Súgartha agus go leor tionscadal

Who pays Rates?

The person liable for the payment of Commercial Rates is the person in occupation of the rateable property on The Date of the Making of the Rate.

In the event that there is another occupation after the date the rate has been struck, Laois County Council can determine that the incoming occupier should pay a portion of the rate proportionate to their occupation. This issue of other charges on the property should be addressed with your Solicitor during the preparation of leases or property transfers. See Transfer of interest in a Rateable Property

Cé a íocann Rátaí?

Is é an duine atá faoi dhliteanas Rátaí Tráchtála a íoc an duine atá ag áitiú na maoine inrátaithe ar Dháta Déanta an Ráta. Sa chás go bhfuil slí bheatha eile ann tar éis an dáta a buaileadh an ráta, is féidir le Comhairle Chontae Laoise a chinneadh gur cheart don áititheoir nua cuid den ráta a íoc atá comhréireach lena slí bheatha. Ba chóir an tsaincheist seo maidir le muirir eile ar an réadmhaoin a sheoladh le d’Aturnae agus léasanna nó aistrithe réadmhaoine á n-ullmhú. Féach Aistriú úis i Maoin Inrátaithe

How are Rates assessed?

The Rate Charge is calculated by multiplying the “Rateable Valuation” by the “Annual Rate on Valuation”.

The “Rateable Valuation” of a property is determined by the Commissioner of Valuation.

The “Annual Rate on Valuation” is set annually by the Members of Laois County Council at their budget meetings.

Example:-

Rateable Valuation of Property as determined by the Valuation Office = €5,500.00
Rate on Valuation for 2022  = €0.2217
Rates due for 2022 (€5,500.00 x €0.2217) = €1,219.35

Conas a dhéantar measúnú ar Rátaí?

Ríomhtar an Muirear Rátaí tríd an “Luacháil Inrátaithe” a iolrú faoin “Ráta Bliantúil ar Luacháil”. Is é an Coimisinéir Luachála a chinneann “Luacháil Inrátaithe” maoine. Socraíonn Comhaltaí Chomhairle Chontae Laoise an “Ráta Bliantúil luachála” gach bliain ag a gcruinnithe buiséid. Sampla:- Luacháil Inrátaithe Maoine de réir mar a chinneann an Oifig Luachála = €5,500.00 Ráta ar Luacháil do 2022 = €0.2217 Rátaí dlite do 2022 (€5,500.00 x €0.2217) = €1,219.35

 

When are Commercial Rates Payable?

The Rate Demand is issued annually (early February) and is payable in two instalments, the first instalment (50%) plus arrears (if any) is payable when the Rate Bill is issued. The second instalment is payable on the 1st July.

Cén uair a bhíonn Rátaí Iníoctha?

Eisítear an tÉileamh Rátaí gach bliain (go luath i mí Feabhra) agus tá sé iníoctha in dhá thráthchuid, tá an chéad tráthchuid (50%) móide riaráistí (más ann dóibh) iníoctha nuair a eisítear an Bille Rátaí. Tá an dara tráthchuid iníoctha ar an 1 Iúil.

 

Can I spread my rate payment over the year?

Yes. By signing up to a Standing Order Mandate. The Council will accept monthly payments as long as the Rates are paid in full by the year end.

Payment options are printed on the reverse side of your Commercial Rate Demand.

Click on the following link for a Standing Order Form

An féidir m’íocaíocht rátaí a scaipeadh thar an mbliain?

Is féidir. Trí chlárú le Sainordú Buan-Ordaithe. Glacfaidh an Chomhairle le híocaíochtaí míosúla chomh fada agus a íoctar na Rátaí ina n-iomláine faoi dheireadh na bliana. Tá roghanna íocaíochta clóite ar chúl d’Éilimh ar Ráta Tráchtála. Cliceáil ar an nasc seo a leanas le haghaidh Foirm Bhuan-Ordaithe

 

How can I pay my Commercial Rates?

  1. Standing Order Mandate
  2. Directly to the Rate Collector for your area
  3. Electronic Funds Transfer
  4. To the Cash Office County Hall or by post at: The Cash Office, Laois County Council, County Hall, Portlaoise, Co. Laois. (Monday-Friday 9.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m.)

Methods of Payment through the Cash Office

  • Cash (Please do not send cash by post)
  • Cheque
  • Postal Order.
  • Money Order.
  • Debit Card (Laser)
  • Credit Card.
  • By phone on (057) 8674308 giving debit/credit card details.
  • Bank Draft

In all cases, please quote your Commercial Rate Account Number.

 Conas is féidir mo Rátaí Tráchtála a íoc?

  1. Sainordú an Bhuan-Ordaithe
  2. GodíreachchuiganmBailitheoirRátaídodocheantar
  3. Ríomhaistriú Airgid
  4. Chuig Halla an Chontae nó tríd an bpost ag: An Oifig Airgid, Comhairle Chontae Laoise, Halla an Chontae, Port Laoise, Co. Laoise. (Luan-Aoine 9.30 a.m. go 3.30 p.m.)

Modhanna Íocaíochta tríd an Oifig Airgid Thirim

  • Airgead Tirim (Ná seol airgead tirim sa phost le do thoil)
  • Seic
  • Ordú Poist
  • Ordú Airgid
  • Cárta Dochair (Léasair)
  • Cárta Creidmheasa.
  • Ar an bhfón ar (057) 8674308 sonraí cárta dochair/creidmheasa a thabhairt.
  • Dréacht Bainc

I ngach cás, luaigh d’Uimhir Chuntais Ráta Tráchtála.