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Rates rebates and rates calculator

The Rates Rebate Scheme was established in 1973 by the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) to provide a discount on rates to low-income homeowners. The scheme means you may be eligible for a rebate, depending on your circumstances.

Are you eligible?

Although a ratepayer’s income might exceed the income threshold, a rates rebate could still be available depending on the rates amount and number of dependants. To find out if you are eligible see the electronic calculator:

How to apply

To apply to receive a rates rebate, download a copy of the Application Form (from related documents below).

When applying for the rates rebate you will need:

  • Your Hastings District Council rates notice (Hawke's Bay Regional Council rates may also be included)
  • Details of your income (before tax) for the previous tax year
  • Proof of your partner/joint homeowner’s income if he/she lives with you.

If you are granted a rates rebate, the rebate will be applied to the property.

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