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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 $33,935 in 2015/16), and received no other income in 2015/16, would be eligible for a rebate as shown below:
Level of rates Estimated rebate
$1900 $0
$2150 $143
$2400 $310
$2650 $477
$2900 $610

Example 2

A single person receiving New Zealand Superannuation, living alone (estimated income of
$22,417 in 2015/16), and who received no other income in 2015/16, 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 $60
$1350 $165 $227
$1600 $332 $394
$1850 $498 $560
$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 $35
$2250 $140 $202
$2500 $307 $369
$2750 $473 $535
$3000 $610 $610