The rate rebate scheme provides a subsidy to low-income home owners (ratepayers) on the cost of their rates. The scheme was established by the Rates Rebate Act 1973. A rebate needs to be claimed during the rate year for which it is payable. Claims cannot be made for past rate years.
Assistance of up to $665 may be available if your income is low.
This page is under construction. Please contact Council on (06) 838 7309 for more information.
You must be the legal ratepayer for the property that was your home on 1 July 2021.
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 dependents - see the example tables or electronic calculator to see if you could be eligible.
The maximum rates rebate for 2021-2022 financial year is $665.00
Applications close on 30 June 2022 and cannot be accepted after this date.
Obtain a rates rebate application form. You can do that by:
You may apply for a rates rebate at the Council's Administration Offices - Queen Street, Wairoa by returning a completed form.
Please contact the Council Office's on +64 6 838 7309 to make an appointment.
Please bring details of your income for the year ending 31 March 2021.
Proof of income includes, but is not limited to:
Please note that you are required to declare all your income.
For more information please contact the Wairoa District Council.
+64 6 838 7309
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