Links and information for employers
- If your business has experienced, or is likely to, experience a downturn due to Covid-19, employers can apply for a wage subsidy or leave payment. This applies to all New Zealand employers, contractors, sole traders, self-employed people, registered charities and incorporated societies.
Apply for a wage subsidy or leave payment
- Inland Revenue has a number of tax relief options available for businesses including writing off penalties for late payment, extensions to payment dates, installment arrangements and certificates of exemption for contractors.
Get more information on tax relief options for business or contact your client manager if you're unsure what you might be eligible for.
- To apply for government assistance you'll need your New Zealand Business Number (NZBN). Finding this is easy - simply click on the link below, type in the name of your business or trust and you're done! If you are an older business, or have been operating as a partnership you may not have a NZBN and can apply for one using the same link.
Find or apply for a NZBN
Banking information for business
We know it's tough for many businesses out there and that you may need to have a conversation with your bank manager. Our advice is to have that conversation sooner rather than later. With established relationships with all the major banks in Whangarei, it's something we can help with too.
Contact our team if you need assistance talking to your bank.