What is the Meaning & Definition of rate

Referred to as rate those economic contributions that carry out the users of a particular service which is provided by the State. Although it is very common for people not holding a broad knowledge in the economic sphere to confuse the concept of rate of tax, it is clear that a rate is not the same as a tax as the most people erroneously believe, because in the case of these taxes saved if a mandatory compliance of your payment than rates, on the other hand, they do not hold, i.e., a rate only will be paid provided that used the service in question, that is, that if I not consumption it I don't pay it.
And the second and very important difference that rates remain with regard to taxes is that rate offer us compensation, materialized in the service used, fee do, what is known as consideration and that is something that taxpayers do not perceive in Exchange for pay one tax either, because these are obligations that one not can refuse to comply and that also do not offer any compensation for compliance in time and in form with payment.
A classic example of rate of public transport, each user pay whenever he gets into a collective, train or subway, meanwhile, if you don't use any means of public transport are not required him to meet a monthly obligation in this regard. Meanwhile, the State through this rate makes a full or partial recovery of costs generated by the provision of the public service.
Rates that are assigned to these public services must be previously regulated by law and the relevant approval of Parliament which corresponds.

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