Thankyou Payroll help COVID-19About COVID-19, the subsidy and other resources

About COVID-19, the subsidy and other resources

COVID-19 is hitting everybody hard, but it is particularly tough for employers right now. If you have been affected by the Corona Virus, you may be eligible for government assistance.

COVID-19 employer wage support is available.

How to apply?

Information about the government support packages is being updated regularly so it's better to rely on the source. 

Find out about the support packages from Work and Income website:

COVID-19 employer support information

Guidance for employees, employers and businesses can also be found on the Employment New Zealand website:

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the workplace

When you apply, you'll need the following:

Company information:

  • Company IRD number
  • Company name
  • NZBN number
  • Company Address
  • Contact Name
  • Contact Email
  • Contact phone
  • Bank Account

Employee information:

  • First Name, Last name
  • Date of Birth
  • IRD number
  • Employment type

When you receive your lump sum payment for COVID-19, DO NOT transfer it all to our trust account! Please only make payments for each pay, as normal.

How much do you get?

Wage Subsidy

The COVID-19 Wage Subsidy will be paid at a flat rate of:

  • $585.80 for people working 20 hours or more per week
  • $350.00 for people working less than 20 hours per week.

The subsidy is paid as a lump sum and covers 12 weeks per employee.

The employers are to pay the employees a minimum of 80% of their normal income for the subsidised period.

How to process pays in Thankyou Payroll using the subsidy