On 13 February 2022, Minister for Rural Communities, Damien O’Connor declared a medium-scale adverse event for the West Coast and top of the South Island regions. On 22 February 2022, this was extended to also include the Wairarapa and Taranaki regions, and Waitomo district. There is also localised flooding and damage across other regions and 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.
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We have a range of support in place for affected customers both businesses, individuals and families affected by the floods.
If you have been affected by the wind, 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.