On 1 June 2021, the Minister for Rural Communities, Damien O’Connor, classified the flooding affecting the Canterbury region as a medium-scale adverse event.
To assist farmers and growers we are exercising discretion to allow early withdrawal from the income equalisation scheme – to find out more go to: Income equalisation schemes (ird.govt.nz)
We have a range of support in place for affected customers, including businesses, individuals and families affected by the floods.
If you have been affected by the flood, 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.