Rebate Chance for Low-Income Ratepayers

23 August 2018

 Ruth Walker pops into NPDC’s Civic Centre every August and always leaves with a smile.

The 74-year-old pensioner is one of more than 2,300 people who benefit each year from the rates rebate scheme.

“The fact I can get back a considerable amount is great, and I’ve found it very easy every time,” she says.

Getting a rebate depends on how much income a ratepayer has, the size of their rates and the number of dependants living with them. If you earn $42,000 or less per year, give NPDC a call all-year-round to see if you’re eligible for a rebate.

Some retirement village residents are able to apply for a rebate, even if they don’t own their own unit. Some owners of owner-occupier flats, and named trustees of trust-owned properties, might also be eligible.

Says NPDC Chief Financial Officer Alan Bird: “We’ve had a small team helping people apply for their rates rebates during August and they’ve done a great job. But people can apply for a rebate at any time during the year – just give us a call and we’ll tell you what you need to do.”

For more information, contact NPDC on 06-759 6060 or enquiries@npdc.govt.nz. 

Ruth Walker