How business rates are calculated
Business rates are calculated by multiplying an estimate of annual rent a property could generate (rateable value) by a national non-domestic rate set by the Scottish Government.
The national non-domestic rate is currently 48.4p for 2016/17. For properties with a rateable value of over £35,000 there is an additional 2.6p on the national non-domestic rate.
The Scottish Government's Business Rates Calculator gives an estimate of the business rates you'll pay.
Your rateable value
The Assessor for Dumfries and Galloway maintains a list (known as the Valuation Roll) of all business properties, their rateable values and details of owners/occupiers for this region.
You might be able to appeal if you think the rateable value is incorrect.