15 April 2020 – Government introduces measures to provide relief for small and medium businesses

Type of Intervention: Financial and Economic, Regulation
Sectors Involved: Finance/Economy, Private Sector and Businesses
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Minister of Finance, Minister for Small Business

Overview: Tax relief and other support for Small and Medium Enterprises. The new measures include:

$3.1 billion tax loss carry-back scheme (estimated cost over the next two years)
$60 million estimated annual savings to business each year from changes to the tax loss continuity rules
$25 million in the next 12 months for further business consultancy support
Greater flexibility for affected businesses affected to meet their tax obligations
Measures to support commercial tenants and landlords
Full details here: https://www.ird.govt.nz/Updates/News-Folder/covid19-business-changes

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Type of Justification: Public Opinion (e.g. consultations, opinion polling)