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If you're a property owner who is not a pensioner and is experiencing significant financial hardship, each year you can apply to defer your rates under the Rates Act 2004.
Section 1: Owner details
Section 2: Property details
A Rates Deferment on Hardship grounds can only be approved for up to 12 months, a new application must be submitted with the Commissioner for ACT Revenue each year.
Section 3: Contact details
Section 4: Financial information
Section 5: Assets
List all assets and their current value (eg. motor vehicles, boats, caravans, trailers, motor bikes)
Section 6: Monthly Income
Section 7: Monthly Expenses
Section 8: Dependents (please list all dependents names and ages)
Section 9: Compensation and third party claims
Section 10: Attachments
Section 11: Declaration
Information collected by the ACT Revenue Office (ACTRO) is protected by secrecy provisions contained in Acts administered by the ACTRO, including the Taxation Administration Act 1999, and is used for the purposes of administering those Acts. In addition, personal information provided to the ACTRO is protected by the Information Privacy Act 2014. Information (including personal information) is not disclosed to any third party without the consent of the person involved, unless authorised by law. For example, the ACTRO may disclose tax information in connection with the administration of a tax law, or may be required to disclose information to organisations that have legal authority to require the information in prescribed circumstances, including for law enforcement purposes.
If you require further information on Rates Assistance and your application, please contact the ACT Revenue Office by clicking here or call us on (02) 6207 0028.