Now time to confirm rate rebate scheme eligibility
If you think you may be eligible for a rates rebate this year, make sure you make an appointment with Customer Services at the Matamata-Piako District Council.
The Rates Rebates Scheme provides a rebate of up to $580 for low income earners who were paying rates for the home they were living in on July 1 2011.
If you were eligible for a rates rebate last year, or think you may be eligible this year start gathering your records together. You will need:
A copy of your 2011/2012 MatamataPiako District Council rates account (available from August 2011);
A copy of your 2011/ 2012
Waikato Regional Council rates account (available from September 2011) call 0800 800 401;
A copy of the Summary of Income for you and your partner, or joint home-owner from Inland Revenue for the year from April 1 2010 to March 31 2011. Contact Inland Revenue on 0800 257 778;
A copy of any certificates stating interest earned on investments to 31 March 2011.
Rates rebate appointments are available from Saturday, September 3. Do not worry if you have not yet received your Waikato Regional Council rates account as we can look up the details for you.
Do not delay, phone the council on 0800 746 467 to make your appointment.