COVID-19 Wage Subsidy August 2021 #5 application for self-employed people

Before you apply for the Wage Subsidy August 2021 #5, we need you to check a few things.

This application is for self-employed people applying for themselves. If you're applying for more than one person and/or your employees, you'll need to use a different form.

Important information

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 #5, even if you haven't received a payment yet.

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

Before you apply, make sure:

  • your business details match those held by Inland Revenue, especially your IRD number.
  • if you applied for the previous COVID-19 Wage Subsidy August 2021, it’s been at least two weeks since you made that application (if you apply earlier than two weeks your application will be declined).
  • you've checked the criteria on the 'Who can get a COVID-19 Wage Subsidy August 2021' page and you're eligible for this payment.
  • you're not currently getting any other COVID-19 wage subsidies, the Leave Support Scheme or Short-Term Absence Payment.
  • you've read the declaration and understand your obligations for this payment.
  • you know whether you're working 20 hours or more a week, or less than 20 hours a week (this is your "employment type").

You can apply for the COVID-19 Wage Subsidy August 2021 #5 even if you didn’t apply for the COVID-19 Wage Subsidy August 2021 #4.

When you apply you'll need to give us your:

  • your personal IRD number
  • employment type (whether you're working 20 hours or more a week, or less than 20 hours a week)
  • IRD customer name (this is your name, not your trade name)
  • business address
  • contact name, email address and mobile number
  • bank account number
  • New Zealand Business Number (NZBN) if you have one, this is optional.

You don't need a client number to apply for a COVID-19 Wage Subsidy August 2021.

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