Business Rates (or non domestic rates) are a tax on occupation of non domestic subjects, levied by the Council on behalf of the Scottish Government.
How your business rates are calculated
Your annual Rates bill is calculated by multiplying the rateable value of your property by the annual rate poundage. The Assessor for Dunbartonshire and Argyll & Bute determines the rateable value, as shown in the Valuation Roll, and the Scottish Government sets the poundage each year.
The Rates Poundage from April 2020:
- Basic Property Rate (poundage) increased from 49 pence to 49.8 pence paid by businesses with a rateable value of no more than £51,000
- Intermediate Property Rate is a new rate of £51.1 pence paid by businesses with a rateable value between £51,001 and £95,000.
- Higher Property Rate increased from 51.6 pence to 52.4 pence paid by businesses with a rateable value more than £95,000.
You can check the rateable value of any non domestic subject in Scotland at any time by visiting the website of the Scottish Assessors Association. A paper copy of the Valuation Roll can be inspected, free of charge, at William Patrick Library, 2-4 West High Street, Kirkintilloch (opening hours 10am-8pm Monday to Thursday, 10am-5pm Friday to Saturday).