Covid-19

Who can get the Wage Subsidy Extension

Date: 13th July 2020

You can’t receive more than one COVID-19 payment for the same employee at the same time. This includes the: Wage Subsidy Leave Support Scheme, and Wage Subsidy Extension You must be


IRD Small Business Cashflow (Loan) Scheme deadline extended

Date: 6th July 2020

Government has announced a further extension for the Small Business Cashflow (loan) Scheme (SBC).  Applications opened on 12 May 2020 and can now be submitted up to and including 31


Covid Alert Level 1: restarting your tourism business

Date: 12th June 2020

It’s no secret that with a global pandemic, the tourism industry in New Zealand has changed a lot recently. As we head into Alert Level 1 and the country is


Changes to Government Covid-19 support

Date: 10th June 2020

Change of criteria for COVID-19 Wage Subsidy On 5th June, the Government announced a change in criteria from a 50% revenue drop to a 40% revenue drop This means you


Findlay Sidekick covid-19 business planning packages

Date: 19th May 2020

In this critical time, your business may need advice from professionals to guide you through the covid-19 crisis. Our facilitated cashflow and business continuity planning service provides accurate and logical advice to


Wage Subsidy Extension announced

Date: 19th May 2020

A Wage Subsidy Extension payment will be available to support employers who are still significantly impacted by COVID-19 after the Wage Subsidy ends. The Wage Subsidy Extension will be available


How to apply for a small business loan with the IRD

Date: 15th May 2020

The Small business cashflow loan scheme (SBCS) has been introduced to support organisations and small to medium businesses affected by COVID-19. This adds to a number of changes the government


Fresh range of measures to assist businesses affected by COVID-19

Date: 16th April 2020

As of 15 April 2020, the Government has announced a suite of new measures to provide relief for businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Chief among the action points announced is


GST considerations for converting your Airbnb property to long-term residential rental

Date: 15th April 2020

With the large stock of short term rental properties in the Queenstown Lakes District, owners are now facing the prospect of either leaving their properties vacant, or changing them to


How to code your COVID-19 wage subsidy in Xero

Date: 14th April 2020

It’s pretty simple. Go to: Accounting – Chart of Accounts Account Type: other income Code: 495 (or something else around here if 495 is taken) Name: Covid-19 Wage Subsidy Description: Blank Tax:


Tax relief for businesses affected by COVID-19

Date: 9th April 2020

Tax relief and income assistance is available to people and businesses affected by the downturn in business due to COVID-19. If your business is unable to pay its taxes on


Limited 100% government funding for COVID-19 support from your accountant

Date: 27th March 2020

The government has released some limited funding for the Otago region to assist businesses with cashflow management and finance advice through a qualified provider. As accountants, we can help you


COVID-19 wage subsidy & leave payments: clarity around applications

Date: 26th March 2020

We are getting enquiries about whether clients can apply for both the wage subsidies and leave/self isolation support. Leave and self isolation support If you are an employer, contractor, sole


COVID-19 office closure: get in contact while our office is closed

Date: 24th March 2020

Our office is now closed to our clients and the public but we will be operating as per normal and we have built in systems to be able to support you


Business Continuity Planning for COVID-19: two webinars this week

Date: 24th March 2020

The impacts of Covid-19 on health and business are evolving quickly.  It is essential that every business has a plan for dealing with this outbreak.  Here are two webinars and


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