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Ratepayers reminded about rates rebate schemeMonday, 20 September 2010
Southland District Council wants to remind Southland ratepayers that some of them may be eligible for a rates rebate for the 2010-2011 year.
Council finance and customer service group manager Phil Culling said low income earners paying rates for their home could be eligible for up to $570 off their rates and is urging people who think they could be eligible to talk to Council rates staff to find out about the scheme.
"The rebate is calculated on the person's income, rates and number of dependants, with the income eligibility $22,340. However, if you earn more than that, you still may be entitled to a rebate, depending on the total cost of your rates and the number of dependants you have," Mr Culling said.
Those applying must be living in the home they are paying rates for as of 1 July 2010 so they must be the legal ratepayer. The Government-funded rebate scheme is not available to those who property is a farm or is used principally for commercial, industrial or business purposes or is a rental.
Application forms are available from Council or can be downloaded from www.ratesrebates.govt.nz
Applications are through Council. Applicants will need their verification of income including:
- An IRD Summary of Earnings and that of any spouse/partner or joint home owner who lives with them for the tax year ended 31 March 2010. This can be requested from IRD by phoning 0800 257778.
- Income from investments should also be supported by interest and dividend certificates.
- Rating information.
Who to contact
If you would like to discuss a matter on this page, feel free to contact us:
Southland District Council
P.O. Box 903
Phone: 0800 732 732
Fax: 0800 732 329