COVID-19 Wage Subsidy August 2021 #3 application for self-employed people

Before you apply for the Wage Subsidy August 2021 #3, we need you to check a few things.

This application is for self-employed people applying for themselves. If you're applying for your employees, you'll need to use a different form.

Important information

If you applied for the second Wage Subsidy #2, you must wait two weeks before you can apply for the new Wage Subsidy #3, even if you haven't been paid.

If you apply before this your application 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 initial COVID-19 Wage Subsidy August 2021, it’s been at least two weeks since you made that application (if you apply within less 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 #3 even if you didn’t apply for the second COVID -19 Wage Subsidy August 2021 #2.

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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