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Services › Rates Rebate Scheme › Rebate eligibility examples

Example 1

A couple where both partners qualify for New Zealand Superannuation (estimated income of $33,199 in 2014/15), and received no other income in 2014/15, would be eligible for a rebate as shown below:
Level of rates Estimated rebate
$1800 $0
$2000 $132
$2250 $299
$2500 $466
$2750 $610

Example 2

A single person receiving New Zealand Superannuation, living alone (estimated income of
$21,931 in 2014/15), and who received no other income in 2014/15, would be eligible for a rebate as shown below:
Level of rates Estimated rebate
$600 $293
$800 $426
$1000 $560
$1100 $610

Example 3

A household with an income of
$30,000 and one or two dependants would be eligible for a rebate as shown below:
Level of rates Estimated rebate with 1 dependant Estimated rebate with 2 dependants
$1100 $0 $56
$1350 $161 $223
$1600 $328 $390
$1850 $494 $556
$2100 $610 $610

Example 4

A household with an income of
$35,000 and one or two dependants would be eligible for a rebate as shown below:
Level of rates Estimated rebate
with 1 dependant
Estimated rebate
with 2 dependants
$2000 $0 $31
$2250 $136 $198
$2500 $303 $365
$2750 $469 $531
$3000 $610 $610