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Rates Rebate Scheme
The Rates Rebate Scheme was established in 1973 to provide a subsidy to low-income homeowners on the cost of their rates. The Government is increasing the rates rebate thresholds – more people than ever before will be eligible for the rebate.
The following changes come into effect from 1 July 2006:
(This means the income threshold for a full rates rebate for the 2006/2007year is $20,000, and is increased by $500 for each dependant in the household.)
Homeowners can apply for the new rebate from 1 July 2006, for the 06/07 rating year. The old rebate can still be claimed for rates paid in the 05/06 year until 30 June 2006.
Are you eligible?Although a ratepayer’s income might exceed the income threshold a rates rebate could still be available, depending on the rates amount and number of dependants – see our example tables or electronic calculator to see if you could be eligible.
How to applyRatepayers apply to their local council for a rates rebate. You can print and complete the following application form to apply. However, please wait until you get your 2006 rates bill before you see your council about a rebate.
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When applying for the rates rebate you will need:
Note: If your name is not on the rates bill you must have a letter from the person whose name is on the rates bill stating what the total rates are, and how much you pay towards them.
If you are granted a rates rebate the council will reduce your rates by the amount of the rebate, or send you a cash payment if you have already paid your rates.
Contact usIf you would like any further information please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 04 460 2200.
Last updated: 16/06/2006