Rates Rebate (Specified Amounts) Order 2020

2020/127

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Rates Rebate (Specified Amounts) Order 2020

Patsy Reddy, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 22nd day of June 2020

Present:
Her Excellency the Governor-General in Council

This order is made under section 3(2) of the Rates Rebate Act 1973 on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council.

Order

1 Title

This order is the Rates Rebate (Specified Amounts) Order 2020.

2 Commencement

This order comes into force on 1 July 2020.

3 Section 3 of Rates Rebate Act 1973 amended

(1)

In the Rates Rebate Act 1973, section 3(1)(a)(ii), replace “$25,660” with “$26,150”.

(2)

In the Rates Rebate Act 1973, section 3(1)(b), replace “$640” with “$655”.

4 Revocation

The Rates Rebate (Specified Amounts) Order 2019 (LI 2019/130) is revoked.

5 Saving

A ratepayer’s entitlement to a rebate for a rating year ending before 1 July 2020, and the amount (if any) of that rebate, must be determined as if this order had not been made.

Michael Webster,
Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

This order, which comes into force on 1 July 2020, amends section 3(1) of the Rates Rebate Act 1973. Section 3(1) provides for a rates rebate for low-income home owners. This order—

  • increases the income threshold for a rates rebate from $25,660 to $26,150; and

  • increases the maximum rates rebate from $640 to $655.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 25 June 2020.

This order is administered by the Department of Internal Affairs.