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Resurgence Support Payment amended to include new businesses

The Government’s Resurgence Support Payment (RSP) has been updated to better support newly established businesses.

From 9 September 2021 if you've been in business for at least 1 month before the alert level increase on 17 August 2021, you can apply for the payment. The original criteria was 6 months. 

Other Eligibility Criteria: 

- Applicants must have experienced a decrease of revenue of at least 30% due to the increase in alert level.  

- The business or organisation must be considered viable and ongoing.

Charities and not-for-profit organisations may be entitled to the RSP, provided they meet the other eligibility requirements. 

- State sector organisations are excluded from the RSP, but can apply to the Minister of Finance for an exemption to apply for the scheme. 

- Income that is received passively – such as interest and dividends, and all forms of residential and commercial rent – is excluded from the measurement of revenue.

 - Your business must be physically present in New Zealand. 

- Applicants must be 18 years or older. 

- Businesses and organisations (including sole traders) must have a New Zealand Business Number.

To be eligible, your business must have experienced at least a 30% drop in revenue or a 30% decline in capital-raising ability over a 7-day period, due to an increase in Alert Levels.

Resurgence Support Payment amount:

You can receive $1,500 per business plus $400 per full-time employee (FTE), up to 50 FTE. The maximum payment is $21,500.

If you're a sole trader, you can receive a payment of up to $1,900.

You can apply for the COVID-19 Resurgence Support Payment in your myIR account. 

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