Rates rebate deadline fast approaching

4 June 2023

All applications for rate rebates for the 2022/2023 financial year must be received by 30 June 2023. Please get in touch with the Council team if you have not yet returned your application, or if you’re unsure if you’re eligible.

A rates rebate is a partial refund from the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) for people who pay rates to the council. The maximum rebate amount is $700.

As part of the application, you must provide your income from the previous financial year (1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022). This year, DIA has set thresholds for eligibility, and to be eligible you must:

  • Have an annual income of $28,080 or less to receive the full $700 rebate
  • Pay at least $1,200 in rates per annum

    If you earn more than the threshold, you may be eligible for a part rebate, please contact us to learn more. Reminder letters have been sent to those who applied for their rebates in 2021/22 and have not yet applied in 2022/23.

Additionally, if you’ve applied in the past, application forms for the next financial year will be mailed out in September 2023 to enable you to get it sorted early for next time. Council staff will be happy to assist anyone who is unclear about whether they are eligible for a rates rebate. You can visit any of the Council Service Centres, email us at rates@tararuadc.govt.nz or call us.

More information about Rates can be found here:  Rates | Tararua District Council (tararuadc.govt.nz)