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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.

Estimate your business rates

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.

Find your rateable value online

Valuation appeals

You might be able to appeal if you think the rateable value is incorrect.

Page last updated: 08/06/16