The Government's wage subsidy is available to employers, contractors, sole traders, NGOs and incorporated societies that are significantly impacted by COVID-19.
If eligible, employers would be paid $585.80 per week for full-time staff and $350 for part-time. They will be paid in a lump sum. The support will be available for 12 weeks.
Businesses must have taken active steps to mitigate the impact of COVID-19, and must make their best efforts to retain employees and pay them a minimum of 80% of their normal income for the subsidised period.
The form is very simple, and the expectation is that payments will be expedited quickly. You must provide the following information:
- Your IRD number.
- Your business name.
- Your business address.
- Your New Zealand Business Number (NZBN).
- The names of your employees.
- Your employee IRD numbers.
- Contact details for your business and your employees.
More information: Work and Income