COVID-19


Covid Support Update

Covid Support Payment The Government has announced a new targeted COVID Support Payment for eligible businesses who have experienced a drop in revenue as a result of the Omicron outbreak. The new COVID support payment will be $4,000 per business, plus $400 per full-time employee, capped at $24,000 or 50 FTEs. The revenue decrease has […]

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Testing and returning to work during Omicron

At each of the three phases to the Omicron response, there are different requirements for businesses, including testing and how long cases need to isolate for. This is to better enable critical workforces to continue operating through a widespread community outbreak of the Omicron variant. At each phase of the Omicron response, there are different […]

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COVID-19 Key Dates

Northland Alert Levels Level 4 – 11.59pm Tuesday 17 August 2021 Level 3 – 11.59pm Thursday 2 September 2021 Level 2 – 11.59pm Tuesday 7 September 2021 Level 3 – 11.59pm Friday 8 October 2021   Resurgence Support Payment (RSP) – 30% Revenue Decline https://www.ird.govt.nz/covid-19/business-and-organisations/resurgence-support-payment/apply Round 1 – Applications opened 24 August 2021 (Tuesday) Revenue […]

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Covid-19 Update – 27 August 2021

Tax payments If you or your business are having difficulty paying tax by the due date, Inland Revenue have issued some guidance. As part of the response to COVID-19, Inland Revenue still need customers to continue to file their returns. This is particularly important as evidence of ongoing business activity which is required to ensure […]

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Covid 19 Wage Subsidy and the Resurgence Support Payments

Wage Subsidy Scheme Declarations The declaration for this scheme is substantially more detailed than in the past. It states that businesses must prepare and maintain information to support and demonstrate how the decline in revenue was attributable to the move to Alert Level 4 on 17 August 2021. This includes: • dates of the affected […]

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Covid-19 Update – Wage Subsidy 20 August 2021

Covid-19 Wage Subsidy August 2021 Applications are now open for the COVID-19 Wage Subsidy August 2021 for businesses affected by the move to Alert Level 4 on 17 August 2021. Business includes a registered business, sole trader or self-employed person (who may or may not employ other employees). The business must meet the following revenue […]

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Covid-19 Update – 19 August 2021

Yesterday we watched the 1pm Press Conference hoping there would be further clarification regarding this round of Wage Subsidies given the wider repercussions for New Zealand than the last lockdown in February which predominantly affected the Auckland Region. This was not the case, so at this point, we are using the eligibility period from February […]

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COVID-19 Update | Level 4 NZ

Business as Usual – Remotely As a result of new community cases of the Delta variant of COVID in Auckland, as of 11:59pm last night, all of New Zealand has moved to Level 4 lockdown. As a team, it is business as normal for Gilmore Taylor, albeit working from our home offices. You can contact […]

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COVID-19 Wage Subsidy March 2021 Financial support for businesses affected by the rise in alert levels on 28 February 2021.

The Wage Subsidy March 2021 is a payment to support employers and self-employed people, so they can continue to pay employees and protect jobs for businesses affected by the rise in alert levels on 28 February 2021. To qualify, the business needs to experience or expect a 40% decline in revenue over a consecutive 14-day […]

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COVID-19 Short-Term Absence Payment

Ministry of Social Development (MSD) last week announced a new support payment for employers with employees required to self-isolate. This $350 is paid on top of any wage payments.  If you have any queries regarding this payment and how it may affect your business please get in touch with our office. IRD – Short-Term Absence […]

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