Rates

Worried about your rates bill? Find out more about flexible payment options during the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out about rates on Tasman properties, how we set our rates, how you can pay them, and whether you might be eligible for a rates discount.

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COVID-19 flexible payment options

If you are concerned about your rates or water rates bill please get in touch with us on 543 8400 or email rates@tasman.govt.nz to discuss payment options. These may include:

  • Use a direct debit to spread your payments weekly, fortnightly, or monthly.  Your direct debit payment doesn’t need to start for up to a few months if that is what works best for your financial position - just make sure you add a start date note on your form when you complete it. Please allow processing time for us to set up your direct debit. You won’t receive any penalties if we’ve received the form. Read more about direct debits.
  • Defer your rates payment for a short time if you need to, and pay the full balance along with your next rates bill or work with us to spread your remaining balance through weekly, fortnightly, or monthly payments (or some other frequency that works for you). 
  • Get in touch with us if your current direct debit payment isn’t working for you and you want to change frequencies or pause it for a bit.

You’ll avoid penalties for late payment as long as you’ve entered into a payment arrangement with us and are making the payments we’ve agreed on the dates we’ve agreed to.

Your rates keep Tasman running

An overview of your rates - what goes into your bill and how revaluations can affect what you pay.

Rates forms

VIew a list of rates forms for remissions, rebates and more.(external link)

Find rates information for a Tasman property.

Sign up to receive rates and water bills by email.

An easy payment option which can spread your payments over 12 months.

Make a payment with credit card or online banking.

Find due dates for rates and water rates.
The next rates instalment is due 20 August 2020.

Low-income earners can have some of their rates credited. This is known as a rates rebate.

Discounts (remissions) on rate are available in certain situations.

Got a question about your bill, or rates in general? This guide will help.

We use three-yearly rating valuations by QV as the basis for rating properties. 

We set rates on 30 June each year. This section explains the various charges included in your rates.