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1 Form 1 – Prescribed Properties Form 2 – Return of Collections

2 Emergency Management, Fire and Rescue Levy Form 1 – Prescribed Properties

3 Emergency Management, Fire and Rescue Levy This form contains a detailed listing of all prescribed properties as at 1 July each financial year. The form must be submitted to QFRS within fourteen (14) days from 30 September with the first return of collections lodged. Section 12 of the Regulation stipulates what property details must be furnished in the return. This form is essential for audit, budgetary and planning purposes and lists the total number of: – Prescribed properties in your local government area – Number of Pensioners in your local government area – Rural Fire collection in your local government area. A presentation on how to complete the form is included in the Form 1 – Prescribed Properties Spreadsheet. Form 1 – Prescribed Properties Reference : Part 10 S109 of the Fire and Rescue Service Act 1990 Section 12 of the Fire and Service Regulation 2011

4 Emergency Management, Fire and Rescue Levy Form 1 – Prescribed Properties This form has 3 Sections: 1.Pensioner details Pensioner details: A pensioner discount is applicable where the applicant is a bona-fide pensioner who holds a Repatriation Health Card (Gold Card) or a Pensioner Concession Card. Insert the total number of pensioners in each of the fields for the 5 classes provided. i.e. 120 in Class A, 87 in Class E etc.

5 Emergency Management, Fire and Rescue Levy Form 1 – Prescribed Properties This form has 3 Sections: 1.Pensioner details 2.Rural fire levy details Rural Fire details: If your local government collects a rural levy please select Yes from the dropdown box provided. Then insert the levy amount in each of the fields provided. i.e. $25.00 in Field 1, in field 2 etc. If your local government provides other contributions for the rural brigades then select Yes from the dropdown box provided and insert the amount in the field provided.

6 Emergency Management, Fire and Rescue Levy Form 1 – Prescribed Properties This form has 3 Sections: 1.Pensioner details 2.Rural fire levy details 3.Prescribed property details Prescribed property details: All fields must be completed. Class (A,B,C,D & E) Group (1-16) Serials in each group. i.e. 200 x 1.04 Vacant Land, including vacant land with a fence. A single total in the levy groups is NOT accepted.

7 Emergency Management, Fire and Rescue Levy Form 2 – Return of Collections

8 Emergency Management, Fire and Rescue Levy Form 2 – Return of Collections Local governments must remit fire levies received within 14 days of each declared payment period of your local government. The Form 2 is the financial reconciliation for each declared remittance period. If no levies have been collected during the declared period stated, council MUST complete and forward a Form 2 or appropriate advice as a Nil Return' for the period. Section 119 of the Act, allows for interest charges to be applied to outstanding balances held by local governments and not paid to the QFRS within 14 days of each declared payment date. The remittance periods and return dates are declared in section 14 of the Regulation. The remittance periods for each financial year are: Schedule 3Schedule 4 1 July – 30 September 1 July – 30 September 1 October – 31 December 1 October – 31 March 1 January – 31 March 1 April – 30 June. 1 April – 31 May 1 June – 30 June. Each local government should check Schedule 3 and 4 to determine which periods apply to their council.

9 Emergency Management, Fire and Rescue Levy Form 2 – Return of Collections The Form 2 is divided into two (2) sections. Section 1 requests the details of total numbers of levies, categories raised within each levy group and the total levies raised. i.e. 20 x Group1, 30 x Group 2 etc. Section 2 is the financial reconciliation for each declared remittance period. Details include outstanding balances brought forward, levies raised, payments received, pensioner discounts, (including pensioner numbers) and adjustments to levies etc.

10 Emergency Management, Fire and Rescue Levy Form 2 – Return of Collections If Council has prior knowledge of any issues affecting the submission of payment to QFRS, arrangements must be made by submitting a request to the Commissioner for an extension outlining the issues. A presentation on how to complete the form is included in the Form 2 – Return of Collections Spreadsheet.

11 Emergency Management, Fire and Rescue Levy Form 2 – Return of Collections Form 2 – Balances MUST MATCH. The closing balance from councils previous return MUST be the opening balance in councils new return. IMPORTANT – PLEASE NOTE Previous return closing balance. New return opening balance.

12 Emergency Management, Fire and Rescue Levy Please contact Revenue, Information & Data Command on any further questions. Jason Smith – Levy Officer (07) Further Questions


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