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Local Rate

A tax rate assessed by a local government, as opposed to the national or regional government. There may be limits on how high the local rate is permitted to be. Local taxes are used to pay for municipal functions such as schools, police and roads.
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Thanks to this Gascon toilet, I could hope that the lady would not take me for the local rate collector; but now when my thoughts travel back to that episode of my youth, I sometimes laugh at my own expense.
Vodafone Passport Pack customers can now roam in 45 countries for charges as low as local rates, it was announced yesterday.
Previously, a '0843' number was used, with a charge of 5p per minute, this has now changed to a local number: +44(0)1293-735282, meaning much lower local rates.
We provide a brief update on our CBR views with a focus on the implications for local rates.
It provides us with some room to manoeuvre as far as local rates are concerned.
Zain's One Network allows Zain customers in Bahrain as well as in Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Jordan, Sudan and other African countries to make calls and send messages at local rates, top up with local recharge vouchers and access home network services for free, a statement said.
At local rates, customers can surf the Internet to their heart's content and enjoy video streaming, email updates and chatting without having to worry about bill-shocks on extra usage upon returning to the UAE.
Come on Libs and Tories, get this number sorted out and charge people local rates only.
Those areas that have prioritised teenage pregnancy and ensured strong delivery of local strategies have seen reductions in their local rates of over 30%.
States will offer online databases to check their simplified state and local rates, and provide united management for all state and local taxes.
Residents then demanded that the spraying stop because they suspected it was increasing the local rates of several cancers and neurological diseases.
Said GT&T was expecting the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to complete a hearing for an increase in rentals and doubling local rates.
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