Are you entitled to a rates rebate?
The following changes came into effect from 1 July 2019
- The maximum rebate is $640.
- The income threshold is $25,660 per year, but you may still be eligible if you earn more than that.
- Additional income allowance for dependents is $500 per dependent.
- You must have lived in your property from the start of the rating year 1 July.
Rates rebate application forms are available from 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 2018 to 31 March 2019
Proof of your partner/joint home owner’s income if he/she lives with you
The closing date for applications is 30 June 2020.