COVID-19 Wage Subsidy August 2021 #8 for large employers

If you're a large employer (eg 80 or more employees) applying for the COVID-19 Wage Subsidy August 2021 #8 between 9am on 26 November and 11.59pm 9 December 2021, you can enter your details into a spreadsheet and send this to us.


If you've already applied for a previous COVID-19 Wage Subsidy August 2021 payment, you need to wait until two weeks after you applied before you can apply for the new Wage Subsidy #8, even if you haven't received a payment yet.

If you apply earlier than this, your application for the new subsidy will be declined.

Only use this process if you’re applying for 80 or more employees. If you’re applying for less than 80 employees you must use our Employers online form.

Information you need to enter in the spreadsheet

Please make sure the details you provide match those held by Inland Revenue, especially your IRD number so we can process your application quickly. Do not change the CSV file format or layout. If you do, it will delay your application.

The information you'll need to enter in the CSV spreadsheet file is your:

  • business IRD number (this could be your partnership IRD number or company IRD number)
  • IRD customer name (this is the name that's linked to your business IRD number)
  • New Zealand Business Number (NZBN) if you have one – this is optional
  • business address
  • contact name, email address and mobile number
  • bank account number
  • your employee details (include full-time and part-time employees in the same application):
    • name
    • date of birth (enter as dd/mm/yyyy)
    • IRD number
    • employment type (enter 'full-time' if they're working 20 hours or more a week, or 'part-time' if they're working less than 20 hours a week).

Employee details example


First name

Last name

Date of Birth

IRD number

Employment type











When you complete the CSV file, it’s important to follow the tips below which will help us process your application faster:

  • The first 2 rows are prefilled for you, so you don’t need do anything but please don’t remove these rows
  • The contact number you provide must be a NZ number
  • Please do not use special characters, for example é
  • When you enter your bank account details, please use dashes not full stops eg 01-1111-1111111-11
  • Save the file (keep it as a CSV file) and rename it with your business name
  • Read the COVID-19 Wage Subsidy August 2021 #8 declaration
  • Copy and paste the following text into an email to confirm you agree to the declaration: I confirm that I have read and understood the declaration.
  • Attach the CSV file to your email
  • Send it to us at

The information on this page is a summary of the eligibility criteria and obligations set out in the declaration for the COVID-19 Wage Subsidy August 2021 #8. It does not replace the terms of the declaration and if there are any differences between this page and the declaration, the declaration prevails.