Rates Rebates Scheme
The Rates Rebate Scheme was established to provide a subsidy to low-income homeowners. Perhaps you may be eligible for a $750 rebate on the cost of your rates. Strict eligibility criteria apply. Applications must be made annually.
To determine if you are eligible for a rates rebate please see the New Zealand Government website or speak to one of our customer service officers. Forms to apply for a rates rebate are also available to download from that website.
You can apply:
- in person
- by phone
- by email
- by post
You can apply for a rates rebate over the phone with one of our friendly customer service officers. The customer services officer will fill in the application form with you and then mail out the application to you to sign and return, or alternatively you can call in and sign the completed form at one of our service centres.
When you speak with us, salary or wage earners need to provide a summary of earnings for the tax year ended 31 March 2023 (and that of any spouse/partner and/or joint owner living with you on 1 July 2023). Investment income is required to be declared as well.
For ratepayers who are on a benefit, the Council is able to access the relevant information on your behalf.
Self-employed workers need to supply an income and tax summary from the IRD or an accountant.
Those applying for a rates rebate must normally live at the relevant property as at 1 July 2023.
The deadline for applications is 30 June 2024. Rebates can only be applied for in the current rating year.
You may also make an application by mail.
You will need to:
- read all the information you need about Rates Rebates on the New Zealand Government website
- download an application form from the NZ Government website
- complete all sections
- sign and date the declaration and return your application
Post your application to:
Hauraki District Council
PO Box 17
Email your application to:
Enquiries can be made at any of our Council offices or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org