Choose how to pay business rates

You can pay your business rates by:

Direct Debit

Complete the Direct Debit form only if you have registered for business rates and have received a business rates bill for the property concerned. If you have not registered for business rates at the property you must notify us of your change of address in order that your account can be set up.

To set up a new or change a current Direct Debit you will need:

  • Business rates account number (if known)
  • bank name, branch and sort code
  • bank account number and the name(s) on the account

Payments will be collected on 21st of each month.

If you change your business premises address you will have to complete new Direct Debit instruction.

Completing this form takes around 5 minutes.

Set up Direct Debit 

Pay online

To pay your business rates online please ensure you have your business rates reference number to hand.

Pay business rates online

Pay over the phone

Payments of business rates can easily be made by debit or credit card using our Automated Telephone Payment Service. Your business rates reference number will be required to make a payment. Phone our business rates team

There is a surcharge of 1.5% for paying by credit card. 

Internet banking

To pay using internet banking the Council's bank details are:

Branch - Clydesdale Bank Plc, Principal Branch, 1 Queens Cross, Aberdeen, AB15 4NU

Sort Code - 82-60-11

Bank Account Number - 70002097

Bank Account Name - Aberdeenshire Council

In person at a collection office

Payment can be made by cash, cheque, debit or credit card at any of our collection offices.

Cheques should be payable to Aberdeenshire Council and your property address and reference number should be noted on the back of your cheque.

Your payment should reach us by the 21st day of every month as stated on your bill.

A receipt will be issued on request when making a payment. 

In a lump sum

If you elect not to pay by regular monthly instalments, payment of business rates can be made in one lump sum on or before 30th September.

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