Covid-19 – Government help for business

We hope you are well and coping with the current Level 4 Lockdown.

Here is the latest information about Government support for businesses. If you have questions or need advice, please contact us.

COVID-19 Wage Subsidy

  • Businesses will be eligible for $600 per week per full-time employee. $359 per week per part-time employee
  • Any business in NZ can apply for the subsidy from 20 August 2021 if they expect a 40% loss of revenue due to alert level 4
  • Businesses can apply for both wage subsidy and resurgence support
  • Apply for wage subsidy

Resurgence Support

  • Businesses can receive up to $1500, plus an extra $400 per employee, up to a maximum of 50 full-time employees
  • It does not have to be applied directly to employees
  • Businesses can apply for both wage subsidy and resurgence support
  • A business or organization must have experienced at least a 30% drop in revenue over a 7-day period, due to the increased COVID-19 alert level
  • Apply for resurgence support

Leave Support Scheme

  • A two-week lump sum payment for workers, who must self-isolate and cannot work from home
  • $585.80 per week for full-time workers,
  • or $350 per week for part-time workers
  • Apply for leave support scheme

Short-Term Absence Payment

Small Business Cashflow Scheme (SBCS)

Kiwi Business Boost Tool

  • Government funded specialist consultancy support services to provide advice to businesses who need it.
  • Go to the Kiwi Business Boost Tool to find the services available in your region.

Filing returns and paying taxes

IR help for taxpayers

Covid-19 Resources on our website

We update the Covid-19 Resources on our website weekly. Topics include:

  • Business Advice
  • Government Help
  • Latest Updates
  • Wellbeing

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