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On 31 March 2022, Minister for Rural Communities, Damien O’Connor, declared a medium-scale adverse event for the Southland region and Clutha and Queenstown Lakes districts.

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.

Income equalisation scheme

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

For business:

Discretionary relief

For individuals:

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 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. 

Last updated: 01 Apr 2022
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