CALL FOR RATE REBATE APPLICATIONS BEFORE 30 JUNE DEADLINE
Ruapehu District Council (RDC) is urging ratepayers to check their eligibility for receiving a rate rebate before the deadline on 30 June 2016 if they haven’t done so.
Chief Executive Clive Manley said that Council was hoping to see a lot
more applications before the deadline at the end of June as the number
of received so far was well down on the same time last year.
“To date Council has received 350 applications for rate rebates for the current rating year (2015/16) to the value of $196,000.”
“At around the same time last year we had processed 411 rebate applications worth $233,113.40,”
“Last year (2014/15) we received 512 applications in total so we still have some way to go to reach that level again.”
“The number of applications does vary year-to-year however based on previous years we want to see over 500 applications.”
for previous years show that in 2013/14 we processed 507 applications
worth $283,632.31, 2012/13 we processed 481 rebates worth $258,885.31,
and the year before that (2011/12) we processed 521 rebates worth
Mr. Manley said that with Ruapehu’s
median household income being below the national average the Rates
Rebate Scheme provides important financial support for many local
“The rebate any ratepayer
receives is determined by a formula that takes into account household
income, number of dependents and the level of rates being paid.”
circumstances change people need to apply every year even if they have
previously been successful in gaining a rate rebate,” he said.
the current 2015/16 rating year the maximum rebate obtainable is $610
with an income threshold of $24,440 plus an allowance of $500 per
“As such although a ratepayer’s
income might exceed the base income threshold a partial rates rebate
could still be available, depending on the rates amount and number of
Mr. Manley said anyone who hasn’t yet applied needs
to contact Council where staff can quickly ascertain whether they are
entitled to a rebate.
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