How to calculate your rates bill
To calculate your rates bill, use the rates calculator on finance-ni.gov.uk (link opens in new window).
Your bill is calculated using three pieces of information:
- capital value of your home
- district rate - set by councils
- regional rate - set by central government.
You can find more information on your rates bill, help with paying your rates, and how you can pay your rates bill at nidirect (link opens in new window).
Domestic rate bill for householders
The domestic rate bill is calculated as follows:
(Capital Value of your property) X (Domestic District Rate + Domestic Regional Rate) = Amount to be paid
Business rate bill
The business rate bill is calculated using::
(Net Annual Valuation of business premises) X (Non-Domestic District Rate + Non-Domestic Regional Rate) = Amount to be paid
The capital value of your home is based on the amount the property could reasonably have sold for on 1 January 2005.
If you would like more information about the capital value of your property visit www.finance-ni.gov.uk (link opens in new window).
Help available for domestic rates
If you are a student and you own and occupy your own home, you can apply for housing benefit and rate relief via Land and Property Services by calling 0300 200 7801 (charged at local rate). If you rent or live in social housing, call the Housing Executive on 03448 920 902.
Help available for business rates
There are rate reliefs available to business ratepayers. For more information about these reliefs and allowances and how to apply for them, if they are eligible, visit nibusinessinfo.co.uk (link opens in new window).