RATES REBATES OPEN
Rates rebate applications for the 2017/18 year are open and close on June 30 next year. If people are on a low income and pay the rates on their home, they can could get a rebate or reduction of up to $620. The rebate will be calculated based on the applicant’s income, rates and the number of dependants living with them. Accurate information about income and council rates bills are needed. Rates rebates are administered by the Auckland Council and paid for by the Government. Application forms are available from council and local board service centres and offices, or at dia.govt.nz/ ratesrebates.