On 25 January 2023 Cabinet declared Cyclone Hale as an emergency event for the purposes of Use of Money Interest Remission (UOMI). The declaration identified the Northland, Gisborne, Wairarapa, Coromandel and Wairoa areas as the affected areas. This is an update from 13 and 16 January 2023, when Minister for Rural Communities Damien O’Connor declared a medium-scale adverse event for the Gisborne and Wairarapa regions.
There is also localised flooding and damage across other regions and districts.
To help affected farmers and growers we are using discretion to allow late deposits for the 2022 year and early withdrawals from the income equalisation scheme.
Cyclone Hale will affect farmers' and growers' income for the 2023 income year. Late deposits for the 2022 year can be made until 31 May 2023.
We have a range of support in place for customers affected by Cyclone Hale.
Discretionary relief for business
If you have been affected by Cyclone Hale, 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 by calling us on 0800 473 566.