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The Government has made financial support available for businesses and organisations affected by the Omicron outbreak.

COVID-19 Support Payment

A COVID-19 Support Payment (CSP) is available for businesses most affected by the Omicron outbreak. Applications are now open.

COVID-19 Support Payment

Small Business Cashflow Scheme

On 21 March the Small Business Cashflow Scheme loan amount will increase to $20,000 (from $10,000), plus $1,800 per full-time equivalent employee.

A top-up loan will also be available for businesses and organisations that currently have a loan under the original amount.

COVID-19 Small Business Cashflow Scheme (SBCS)

Flexibility on tax returns, payments, disclosures, and elections

We have extended the due dates for a number of returns, payments and elections normally due on 31 March 2021.

31 March due date extensions

If you're struggling to meet your tax obligations due to COVID-19, we have options that may be able to help.

COVID-19 Requesting financial relief

Media releases

Media releases announcing the financial support are available on the Beehive website.

New financial support for businesses affected by Omicron - beehive.govt.nz

More Omicron affected businesses able to access financial support - beehive.govt.nz

Last updated: 02 Mar 2022
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