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Rates and Government rent due October 31

     Demand notes for rates and/or Government rent for the October to December 2012 quarter have been issued, and payment should be made by October 31.

     The demand notes reflect the rates concession for this quarter, subject to a ceiling of $2,500 for each rateable tenement. Any unused portion of the concession in this quarter will not be used to offset the outstanding rates in any other quarters. The concession does not apply to the payment of Government rent.

     Payments can be made by autopay, electronic means (such as PPS, bank automated teller machines or the Internet), sending a crossed cheque to the Treasury, PO Box 28000, Gloucester Road Post Office, Hong Kong, or in person at post offices except mobile post offices or at designated convenience stores. For the addresses and opening hours of post offices, please call Hongkong Post's hotline 2921 2222 or visit .

     If demand notes have not been received, call 2152 0111 or fax 2152 0113, or visit the Rating and Valuation Department, 15/F, Cheung Sha Wan Government Offices, 303 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Kowloon.

     Members of the public can also take the demand notes for any previous quarter to the following post offices, where replacement demand notes can be obtained and payment can be made:

     (1) General Post Office, 2 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong;

     (2) Gloucester Road Post Office, 1/F, Revenue Tower, 5 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong;

     (3) Kowloon Central Post Office, G/F, Kowloon Government Offices, 405 Nathan Road, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon;

     (4) Tsim Sha Tsui Post Office, G/F and 1/F, Hermes House, 10 Middle Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon.

     A surcharge of 5 per cent will be imposed for late payment and a further surcharge of 10 per cent may be levied on the amount (including the 5 per cent surcharge) that remains unpaid six months after the payment deadline.

Ends/Sunday, October 7, 2012
Issued at HKT 11:00


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