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Monday, 29 April 2013 12:40
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You still have time until 3 May to make objections to the City of Tshwane’s property valuation role. The deadline for objections to the municipal budget / Integrated Development Plan (IDP) for 2013/14 falls on 26 April for the IDP and 3 May for property rates.

Remember that the valuation of your property will be used as the basis to calculate your property tax. The valuation role publishes the value of your property on 1 June 2012. The new property valuation role for 2013-2017 will be effective from 1 July.

To view your property’s value, visit:  http://www.tshwane.gov.za/Services/Property%20Rates/Pages/default.aspx. If you disagree with your property value, you can download objection forms for both residential and agricultural properties from the same website. 

E-mail your signed objections to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Fax it to 012-358-8355.

Rates
The draft rates policy and rates for the 2013/14 period come into effect on 1 July. These rates must be read together with market values on the new valuation role. You will see a reduction in the residential rates from 2013, but according to those in the know, this is not a real reduction. The 35% rebate will be discontinued and applied to the property rate. It is important to keep this in mind when comparing rates with previous years and other metro councils. 

Andre van der Walt, councillor for ward 101, copied the relevant portions of the new property rates schedules at: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12264902/Downloads/2013%20MTREF%20Rates%20Portion.pdf.
The draft bylaw is at: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12264902/Downloads/2013%2
0Property%20Rates%20Policy%20and%20Bylaw.pdf
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The complete budget / IDP can be downloaded from:
http://www.tshwane.gov.za/notice/Pages/City-of-Tshwane--Draft-Second-Revised-IDP-for-period-2013-14.aspx.

Vacant
Andre said that the high rates around vacant land remain a burning issue.
“There is acknowledgement of extraordinary high vacant land rates in some cases and some relief in the form of a reduced rate for 2013. We know that this came as a result of an effort by residents and the Wecanwin initiative,” he said.

Andre said that a number of properties in the previous Kungwini West area will be re-categorised as residential and not agricultural, which will result in a huge increase in property rates. You would not be able to claim the 75% rebate any more.

Andre said that one of his solutions to this problem was to include a new category for residential smallholdings. This did not materialise and ward councillors will have to consult with affected residents. Property rates are calculated on usage and not on zoning.

 

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