If you are making a payment you will need your business rates reference number. Your reference number is eight digits long starting with the number five.
Make a payment online
You can see how your business rates bill has been calculated and your outstanding balance. You can also:
» check the payments you have made and when any future payments are due
» set up or amend a direct debit
» view or print your current and previous bills
View your account online
The website is available 24 hours a day and it is updated regularly, so you can see up to date information and check the progress of changes you have told us about. You will need to register but you will only need to do this once.
If you require any further information about your business rates such as a statement of your account or details of your property valuation, please contact us.
Annual bills in Bolton are usually issued in March to be paid by 10 monthly instalments from April to January. However, you can ask for your instalments to be spread over 12 months from April to March. If you wish to change your instalments, please contact the business rates office.
On business rates you can set up a direct debit for monthly payments, these will be made automatically until you ask your bank to stop them.
Complete the online direct debit form
2017/18 Business Rates Explanatory Notes
This contains information about:
» what business rates are
» rateable values
» the rating multiplier
» the 2017 revaluation and transitional arrangements
» charges on unoccupied properties
» reliefs and discounts
» advice about rating advisors
Council tax and other information booklet 2017/18
» a message from Councillor Cliff Morris the Leader of Bolton Council
» the council’s budget plans for 2017/18 and how this will be spent
» Your information – which covers data sharing and data protection
» information about council tax
Click on the links below for information about the council tax precepts and levies:
» Greater Manchester Police and Crime Commissioner
» Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Authority
» Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority
» Greater Manchester Integrated Transport Authority
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