A rates rebate is a partial refund on your combined Regional Council and City/District Council rates of up to $700 per year (as at 2022). Ratepayers are only eligible for one rebate per rating year.
If you meet the criteria, you will be entitled to one rates rebate per rating year for the property you were living in on 1 July – no matter how many properties you own and where those properties are. This means if you have properties in more than one rating area (for example in Tauranga and in Rotorua) you will only be able to apply for one rates rebate.
To calculate your rebate, your City/District Council and Regional Council rates will be added together to calculate your total rates for the current year. If successful, your rebate will be applied as a credit to your City/District Council rates only.