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Rates rebate calculator

Use the calculator to work out what you might get as a refund. It could be up to $665 off your rates bill.

You need the following information:

  • the total rates you will pay for the period 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022 (the current rating year)
  • number of dependants living with you
  • your total household income before tax for the period 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021 (the previous tax year).

 

The total for the current rating year is on the bill from your local council. If you get a separate bill from your regional council, add that in too.

A dependant is someone who usually lives with you. They're either an adult on a benefit, or a child. Your partner is not a dependant.

This is the total income before tax that you and any partner or joint homeowner received in the previous tax year.

Applications close on 30 June each year. Find out how to apply at:
www.govt.nz/rates-rebate

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You can apply for your rebate, or find out if you can get other kinds of financial help.

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