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District Council is reminding residents to check their eligibility for the
Rates Rebate Scheme to help save money, ahead of the December instalment of
Community Relations Manager Vincie Billante says the scheme is in place to
subsidise low-income homeowners and can save residents a considerable sum of
money on their rates.
understands that some families and individuals on a lower income struggle to
pay their rates. An eligible ratepayer for the scheme could save up to $610,
and that can make a lot of difference to households.”
with an income of less than $33,000, who live at the address they pay rates for
and have their name on Council’s rating information database may be eligible
for the Rebate Scheme.
can check their eligibility by visiting www.ratesrebates.govt.nz or contacting Council on 03 307
for the 2016/17 Rates Rebate Scheme close 30 June 2017.