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On 16 May 2022, Minister for Rural Communities Damien O’Connor declared a medium-scale adverse event for the Waikato region and South Auckland (Franklin, Manukau, Howick and Manurewa-Papakura wards).


To assist affected farmers and growers, we are exercising discretion to allow late deposits for the 2021 year and early withdrawals from the income equalisation scheme. You can find more information on our website:

Income equalisation schemes

We have a range of support in place for affected customers both businesses, individuals and families affected by the drought.


Discretionary relief for businesses


Support for individuals and families


If you have been affected by the drought, missed payment or filing dates, or are struggling to deal with your tax affairs, please contact us so we can help. The best way to do this is through your tax agent, or call us on 0800 473 566.

Last updated: 18 May 2022
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