On 11 March 2020 Primary Industries Minister Damien O’Connor declared the drought affecting the entire North Island, Tasman, Marlborough, Kaikoura, North Canterbury and the Chatham Islands to be a large scale adverse event.
To assist farmers and growers we are exercising discretion to allow late deposits and early withdrawal from the income equalisation scheme
We have a range of support in place for affected customers both businesses, individuals and families affected by the drought.
If you have been affected by the drought, 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.