You may be entitled to a Rates Rebate. More detailed information, including scheme requirements, eligibility criteria and income eligibility can be found here.
The purpose of the scheme is to provide a subsidy to low income homeowners on the costs of their rates. Ratepayers who are eligible for a rebate can get up to $700 off their rates bill.
In order to be eligible you must meet these requirements:
- You must be the legal ratepayer for the property and you must be living in your home.
- You must declare and provide satisfactory proof of your income (if you are living with a partner or are a joint homeowner their income must also be included).
- You must provide an IRD Summary of Earnings for the year ended 31 March 2022.
The amount of Rebate that you receive depends on your and your Partner/joint homeowners total income, how much your rates are and whether you have any dependents. Ratepayers who are eligible for a Rates Rebate will have the rebate credited to their Rates Account.
If you are eligible for a rates rebate you will need to apply each year.
To discuss whether you're eligible for a rebate please call the Rates Rebate Officer on +64 3 689 0000. You can also call or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment to assist in completing your Rates Rebate Application.