Rates rebates

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.

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