In early November 2021, significant rainfall and flooding affected the Tairawhiti Gisborne region. Currently the event has been classified as a localised adverse event.
At this time the Commissioner has not exercised her 'class of case' discretion for early withdrawals from (or late deposits to) the income equalisation scheme. Customers are however able to apply on a case-by-case for basis for that discretion.
We also have a range of support in place for affected customers, including businesses, individuals and families affected by the floods.
If you have been affected by the flood, missed payment or filing dates or are struggling to deal with your tax affairs, please contact us sooner rather than later so we can help. The best way to do this is through your tax agent or call us on 0800 473 566.