Rates Rebate Scheme

​​​The Rates Rebate Scheme provides a rebate of up to $630 for low income earners who were paying rates for the home in which they were living on July 1 2018.

How is my rebate calculated?​​

Your rebate is calculated based on your income, rates and the number of dependants living with you.

The income eligibility for a rebate is $25,180. However, if your income exceeds this amount you could still be entitled to a rebate depending on the total costs of your rates and the number of dependants. Please refer to the application form or your local council for more information.​

Find out if you are e​​ligible ​→​

How do I​​ apply?

Application forms are available from your local council or can be downloaded from the
Department of Internal Affairs website​. You will need to submit your application to Whanganui District Council.​

What do I need to pro​​​vide?
  • Accurate information about your income (and that of any spouse/partner and/or joint home owner who lives with you) for the tax year ended 31 March 2018.
  • Your Horizons Regional Council rates bill. 

Applications clo​​se on 30 June 2019​

Visit the Department of Internal Affa​irs website​ for more information​.​

Page reviewed: 30 Jul 2018 10:27am