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Rates Remission and Postponement Policy
Our Rates Remission and Postponement Policy addresses financial assistance and support for ratepayers, as well as anomalies and other schemes.
Rates postponement for ratepayers financially impacted by COVID-19
We have extended the Rates postponement for ratepayers financially impacted by COVID-19 scheme. This allows ratepayers struggling financially to defer up to $20,000 of their rates for the 2021/2022 year.
Eligible ratepayers have until 30 June 2023 to pay their rates (including administration fees and interest).
The objectives of the Rates Remission and Postponement Policy are:
- to provide ratepayers with some financial or other assistance, where they might otherwise have difficulty meeting their obligations
- to address circumstances where the rating system results in anomalies in the incidence of rates
- to support the achievement of our broader policy objectives.
Get a copy of the policy
This policy has recently been extended. References to 26 March 2020 should now be read as 17 August 2021.
|COVID-19 updates||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/covid-19||COVID-19 updates||Information about Auckland Council services and facilities during different COVID-19 Protection Framework settings.||aspx|
|Help for low income households and community groups||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/property-rates-valuations/help-low-income-households-community-groups||Help for low income households and community groups||Find out what financial help to pay property rates is available for low income households and community groups.||aspx||Rates billing and payments|
|Ways to pay your property rates||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/property-rates-valuations/ways-to-pay-your-rates||Ways to pay your property rates||Learn about the different ways to pay your property rates, including by direct debit, internet banking, Account2Account transfer and more.||aspx||Rates billing and payments|
|Changes in property rates for 2021/2022 rating year||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/property-rates-valuations/Pages/changes-rates-bills-this-year.aspx||Changes in property rates for 2021/2022 rating year||Find out the main changes in property rates for this rating year.||aspx||Rates billing and payments|
|What happens if you don't pay your property rates ||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/property-rates-valuations/Pages/what-happens-dont-pay-rates.aspx||What happens if you don't pay your property rates ||Find out what happens if you don't pay your property rates. ||aspx||Rates|
|Rates postponement for ratepayers financially impacted by COVID-19||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/property-rates-valuations/Pages/rates-postponement-for-ratepayers-financially-impacted-by-COVID-19.aspx||Rates postponement for ratepayers financially impacted by COVID-19||If you are experiencing financial hardship from the impacts of COVID-19, you can apply to postpone payment of your rates for the 2021/2022 year.||aspx|