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.
Complete the application form
If you live in a retirement village
Your village manager must sign a declaration form.
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.
You can ask your council for paper forms.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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