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Cost of Living Payment The Government has announced a Cost of Living Payment, which will be paid from 1 August 2022. You do not need to apply for this payment. If you are eligible, we’ll pay it into your bank account. Find out more

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.

To find out more go to:

Income equalisation scheme

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

For businesses

Discretionary relief

For individuals

Individuals and families

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.

Last updated: 23 Feb 2022
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