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COVID-19 • 2021-09-01

What are the rules for NZ businesses at different Alert Levels?

Although we have been here before, it can be hard to remember the rules on operating businesses at the different alert levels. The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s website has a useful guide for businesses at Alert level 2, 3 and 4. Familiarise yourself with the rules now, so that you can be ready with a plan for a change in Alert Level. Visit the MBIE site here.

While level 4 lockdown prevents most businesses from operating, businesses can sell essential non-food consumer products at Alert Level 4, as long as they’re sold online with contactless ordering payment and delivery. For more information on operating your business at Level 4 visit the COVID-19 website.

COVID-19 Tax relief for donations of trading stock

If you are donating trading stock to an approved donee organisation, such as registered charity or public authority, you may qualify for an income tax deduction. The legislation applies to stock donated between (and including) March 17 2020 and March 16 2022. The change provides temporary relief from an anti-avoidance rule. Talk to us about how this may affect your business.


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