Rates rebates

Are you entitled to a rates rebate?

The following changes came into effect from 1 July 2018:

  • The maximum rebate is $630.
  • The income threshold has risen from $24,790 to $25,180
    (The additional income allowance remains at $500 per dependant.)

If you earned more than $25,180 for the 2017-2018 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 2017 to 31 March 2018
  • 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 2019.

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