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Rates rebate application form

Once you receive your rates bill, you can apply for a rebate for the rating year 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022. You must apply by 30 June 2022.

  1. 1

    Complete the application form

    Rates rebate application form (PDF 372KB)

    If you live in a retirement village

    Your village manager must sign a declaration form.

    Retirement village residents — Declaration form (PDF 61KB)

    If you live in a company-share apartment

    The person who is responsible for paying rates for the whole property must sign a declaration form.

    Company-share apartment residents — Declaration form (PDF 39KB)

    You can ask your council for paper forms.

  2. 2

    Get proof of income

    You will need to show the council proof of income.

    Proof of income from Inland Revenue

    You can get a Personal Tax Summary by logging into Inland Revenue.

    Or you can call Inland Revenue on 0800 227 774 (NZ only).

    Proof of income from Work and Income

    You can ask your case manager to give you a letter showing your income.

    If you’re self-employed

    You’ll need to provide a copy of your complete set of financial accounts, IR3B or IR10.

  3. 3

    Sign the verification declaration on the form

    You need to confirm on the form that the information you’ve provided is true. You do this by signing the verification declaration.

  4. 4

    Give the application to your council

    Post or drop off your application form to your council.

    Your application is due by 30 June each year.

  5. 5

    What happens next

    If you’re successful, your council deducts the amount of your rebate from your rates bill.

    If you’ve already paid your rates in full, they’ll give you a refund.

    Check if you could get more help with housing costs.

    Help with housing and paying rent

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