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HOW WILL THE AGRICULTURAL…

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HOW WILL THE AGRICULTURAL RATING BILL AFFECT THE RATING OF HOUSES ? There is a great deal of misconception with regard to the actual effect of the Agricultural Land Rating Bill. The allegations of the Opposition have been studiously directed to creating the idea that there must necessarily be an increase of the rates upon houses and buildings directly the Bill becomes law. This is not so. The ratepayer, qua ratepayer, will pay no more. Half of the rates now levied upon agricultural land will be in future paid our of the Imperial Exchequer. If, when the deficiency has been so redressed, there is in the future any rise in the local rates, then, and not till then, will any additional sum have to be levied upon the ratepayers. This would have been the case, Bill or no Bill. had the rates risen. The Bill itself brings about no rise in the rates, but offers inducements to economy. If there is any rise in the rates land as well as houses will have to con- tribute to the increased rate, though not in the same proportion. If the rates do not rise, and there is no reason why they should, no ratepayer wii) pay any more than he does now. The money paid for the relief of agricultural land will come out of the surplus. The general taxpayer will not necessarily pay any more than he does now. What he has lost is relief from taxation, in which he might or might not have participated.

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