Your business needs to meet the eligibility criteria as outlined below and agree to meet the obligations in the declaration to be able to get a COVID-19 Wage Subsidy August 2021. It's available to all New Zealand businesses and self-employed people that meet eligibility criteria.
The full eligibility details and obligations are set-out in the declaration, which you must read and agree to when you apply for the COVID-19 Wage Subsidy August 2021.
Your business may be able to get the COVID-19 Resurgence Support payment from Inland Revenue. It's to help with fixed costs like rent. You can get this as well as the COVID-19 Wage Subsidy August 2021
The Resurgence Support Payment (RSP) is a payment to help support viable and ongoing businesses or organisations due to a COVID-19 alert level increase to level 2 or higher. If your business or organisation is facing a reduction in revenue due to an alert level increase, you may be eligible for the RSP.
Applications for the alert level increase announced on 17 August will open at 8am on 24 August.
Cristina Canard is the principal accountant at Apex Accountancy Ltd. Cristina keeps up to date with all the relevant tax changes in New Zealand.