This has been around since the previous lockdowns, and you may have received already. If not, you have until 31 December 2023 to apply. Also, if you have received already, but repaid the loan fully, you may be able to re-borrow one more time.
Who can get it?
Key eligibility requirements your business must meet to be able to apply:
Have 50 or fewer full-time equivalent employees (FTEs)
Been in business for 6 months
Experience at least a 30 percent decline in actual revenue over a 14-day period in the 6 months before applying
See more about eligibility here: https://www.ird.govt.nz/covid-19/business-and-organisations/sbcs/eligibility
What can you get?
The maximum size of the loan your business or organisation is eligible for depends on the number of full-time equivalent employees (FTEs) employed. The loan amount is currently $10,000 per firm, plus $1,800 per FTE. A further $10,000 top-up will be available to apply for from 21 March 2022.
To find out the number of FTEs employed by your business or organisation, you'll need to know how many full-time and part-time employees you have.
An employee working 20 hours or more per week is considered full-time, and counts as 1 FTE.
An employee working up to 20 hours per week is considered part-time, and counts as 0.6 FTEs.
The sum of your FTEs is rounded up to the nearest whole number and is measured at the time you apply.
How to apply:
You need to apply through the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) via your MyIR Login.