The second round of Resurgence Support Payments (RSP) are on their way! Applications for the next RSP will open this Friday (17th September 2021) at 8am, via MyIR. Businesses can apply for the second payment even if they have received the first.
The payment and eligibility criteria to qualify for the RSP remain the same. Businesses will need to show a 30% or more drop in revenue in a 7-day period from 8th September, until immediately before all of NZ returns to Alert Level 1 compared to a typical 7-day period, in the 6 weeks BEFORE17th August 2021.
The payment includes a core per business rate of $1,500, plus $400 per employee, up to a total of 50 full-time equivalent (FTEs) which is a maximum payment of $21,500, or four times the actual revenue decline experienced by the applicant (whichever is less). Businesses with more than 50 FTEs can still apply but cannot get more than the maximum payment.
There has also ben a change to the eligibility criteria for the RSP. Businesses and organisations that have been in operation for at least one month prior to the Alert level increase on 17th August 2021, will be eligible to apply for the payment. The original criteria was six months. This means businesses who have been in operations since 17 July 2021 may now be eligible.
Applications for both payments will remain open until 1 month after the whole of New Zealand returns to Alert level 1.
Please contact us, if you want to apply, but are unsure how to.
Wage Subsidy for New Self Employed
Self employed people who have recently commenced business MAY have their Wage Subsidy payment suspended. This is due to the IRD (who are working alongside Work & Income) not being able to confirm and prove the self-employment status.
These people will be contacted and advised that: If they wish to continue with their Wage Subsidy application, they will need to contact Inland Revenue and provide the following information:
- IRD number and name of self-employed person the application is for
- Description of the business/self-employment activity
- Hours worked in the business
- PDF copies of bank statements from 1 June 2021 to 17 August 2021
- Minimum of four PDF copies of invoices issued or statements of account received for work performed from 1 June 2021 to 17 August 2021 to verify their business income and expense activity.
Customers are instructed to send this information direct to Inland Revenue via MyIR. Work & Income will be notified by Inland Revenue directly, once the information has been reviewed by IRD.
Expiry of Warrant of Fitness and Licences
As a result of the COVID-19 Delta outbreak, driver licences, Warrants of Fitness (WoFs), Certificates of Fitness, vehicle licences and licence endorsements that expired on or after 21 July 2021 will be valid until 30 November 2021. This extension is to give the public certainty, that they will not be issued with infringement notices for using their vehicles during higher alert levels.
Drivers need to be medically fit to drive, comply with relevant restrictions currently on their licence, obey the road rules, and ensure their vehicle is roadworthy and safe. Any licence suspensions and disqualifications still stand.
People who live outside of Auckland are encourages to check their WoFs and Registrations. These can be renewed at Alert levels 2 & 3. Driver licencing and testing facilities will be open under Alert level 2 and people currently booked will be rebooked when services open again.
Even though we are working in a slightly different way… from home, we are as always, here to help. Just contact us.