Rates rebates

Are you entitled to a rates rebate?

The following changes came into effect from 1 July 2016:

  • The maximum rebate is $610.
  • The income threshold has increased from $24,440 to $24,470
    (The additional income allowance remains at $500 per dependant.)

If you earned more than $24,470 for the 2015-2016 tax year you could still be eligible.  Rates rebate application forms are available from the Council or from www.ratesrebates.govt.nz

When you apply for a rates rebate, please provide:

  • Proof of income for the tax year 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016
  • Your ICC rates notice and your Environment Southland rates notice
  • Proof of your partner/joint home owner’s income if he/she lives with you

The closing date for applications is 30 June 2017.

For assistance email the Customer Services Team Customer Services
or phone (03) 211 1777 .