On 21 August 2022, Minister for Rural Communities, Damien O’Connor, declared a medium-scale adverse event for the Tasman, Nelson, Marlborough and Far North districts.
On 29 August 2022 Cabinet declared the series of adverse weather fronts that crossed New Zealand between 17 and 21 August 2022 as an emergency event for the purposes of Use of Money Interest Remission (UOMI). The declaration identifies Tasman, Nelson, Marlborough and Far North districts as the affected areas.
To assist affected farmers and growers, we are exercising discretion to allow late deposits for the 2022 year and early withdrawals from the income equalisation scheme.
We have a range of support in place for affected customers, both businesses and individuals and families affected by the floods.
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.