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On 15 August 2022 Cabinet declared the series of adverse weather fronts that crossed New Zealand between 11 July and 31 July 2022 as an emergency event for the purposes of use of money interest remission (UOMI). The declaration identifies Northland, Canterbury and Otago regions and Gisborne and Wairoa districts as the affected areas.

In addition to providing UOMI remission Inland Revenue has exercised its discretion to allow late deposits and early withdrawals from the Income equalisation scheme to assist affected farmers and growers for the 2022 year.

See more information on our Income equalisation schemes page

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

For business:

Financial relief

For individuals: 

Support for individuals and families

If you have been affected by the rain, and flooding, 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: 18 Aug 2022
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