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Covid-19 Financial Support Information

Published Wednesday 10 November 2021

HAVE YOU LOST SIGNIFICANT INCOME DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS?

If so, you can apply for financial assistance from the government via both the Wage Subsidy AND Resurgence Support Payment.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re self-employed / a sole-trader, a small business, or have employees, you are entitled to apply for this support if you have lost income.

We know many of our members have been severely impacted by the lockdown, and we want to make sure you're getting all the financial support that's available, so in collaboration with the other music organisations and some helpful accountants (thanks Entertainment Accounting!), we've put together some detailed advice and FAQs which should help you to access the $$.

We've got info about what you're entitled to, what you need to apply, how to get an NZBN if you need one, deadlines, tax ramifications, helpful contact phone numbers, and even a video to show you how straight forward it can be.

The PDF below provides guidance and information about the Wage Subsidy, Resurgence Support Payment, and other available financial support (hot tip, read this one first):

COVID19 Financial Assistance Information

And the following two files provide more detailed FAQs

COVID19 RESURGENCE SUPPORT FAQ

COVID19 WAGE SUBSIDY FAQ

This is a handy video which gives you the lowdown on applying for the Resurgence Support Payment, with thanks to Bruce Earle at Accountants Wellington.