Guy urges ratepayers to claim rebates

Ōtaki MP Nathan Guy is urging local ratepayers not to miss out on claiming a rates rebate from their local council.

“This is a government-funded scheme to help low income earners meet the cost of their rates. In Kāpiti and Horowhenua we have many elderly and low income households who will find this a real helping hand.

“Low income earners can claim a maximum rebate of $550 back from their local council, but applications close on Wednesday 30 June.

“Those earning up to $21,940 a year from all sources may be eligible for the maximum benefit, while those earning over the threshold may still qualify for a lower rebate.

“I’m urging people to get their application in on time because time is running out.”

Applicants can apply at their local council, and will need information on their income, their partners income and a rates notice for the current year.