The best way to find out if you are eligible for a rates rebate is to go to www.govt.nz/housing-and-property and use their online tool.
Whether or not you are eligible for a rebate will depend on:
- Your income
- The amount of the rates you are charged
- The number of dependents you have
If you meet the criteria, you will need to apply for the rebate by filling out the form, supplying any required information and taking this to your city or district council for processing.
The rates rebate is credited to your rates account and is non-refundable, unless you have already paid your rates in full. If this is the case, it will be credited to your account.