Fijians can save up to 10% on their municipal rates in 2014 by paying the full amount early.

For the first time, the cuts apply uniformly to all municipalities throughout Fiji.

To take advantage of the full 10% discount, the rates, including any arrears, must be paid by January 31, 2014.  Those who file by February 28th, 2014 will receive a 5% discount.

“This initiative puts money back in the pockets of rate payers who can pay early, benefiting those Fijian families, regardless of where they live. The savings are consistent in every municipality in the country,” said Attorney General and Acting Minister for Local Government, Urban Development, Housing and the Environment Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum. “We encourage rate payers to pay early in order to reap the full benefit.”

Sayed-Khaiyum also noted that just as the discount puts money back into the hands of Fijians, it also boosts Fijian businesses as the extra money is pumped back into the economy through consumer spending.

In 2014, municipalities plan to focus spending on providing Fijians essential local services.

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