COVID-19 news and information

COVID-19 commentary and updates

29 May 2020

Manage stress and improve your mental well-being

Think about how much time you spend ensuring your mobile phone is charged up and ready to go every day....

18 May 2020

COVID-19 Level 2 update

Our offices are now open

14 May 2020

Budget 2020 - cashing in the chips

Cashing in the ChipsMinister of Finance Grant Robertson presented a budget in an environment that any...

07 May 2020

Decoding audit reports in the COVID-19 world

There is no doubt this is one of the most uncertain times most of us have experienced. The corporate...

05 May 2020

Restructuring – Facing the business challenges head on

At present, 59% of the labour force is being supported by the government wage subsidy, and it is expected...

05 May 2020

Tax Talk | Loss carry back rules, small business loans and other relief

Last Thursday the government passed legislation to enable taxpayers to carry back losses to the immediately...

16 Apr 2020

Tips for working remotely

With many non-essential workers working from home and doing their best to be productive, we thought it...

16 Apr 2020

Leading people remotely

In the wake of COVID-19 there is already a startling disconnect between many managers and employees as...

15 Apr 2020

Tax Talk | More tax changes to support business

The government has announced an additional package to support businesses dealing with the economic effects...

07 Apr 2020

COVID 19 Temporary companies act changes announced

On 3 April, the government announced they will be introducing temporary new legislation to help businesses...

06 Apr 2020

COVID-19 Government announces essential workers leave scheme

On 2 April, the government announced an essential workers leave scheme. Broadly, this scheme expands...

31 Mar 2020

COVID-19 Communicating in times of crisis

These last few days have been hard and will continue to be so for a while yet, as we all figure out what...

27 Mar 2020

Tax Talk | Further relief package details

Now that more information is available, we hope that this issue of Tax Talk will help answer some of...

26 Mar 2020

COVID-19 tax due dates - what to pay | Tax Talk

While it may seem the world is falling apart, income tax payments continue to fall due.

26 Mar 2020

COVID-19 wage and leave package update | Tax Talk

In the last few days, the government has updated their relief package and further clarity has been provided...

26 Mar 2020

COVID-19 frequently asked questions

The government has acted quickly and decisively, ensuring that New Zealanders can concentrate more on...

20 Mar 2020

COVID-19 action checklist

Download this checklist covering the actions employers should be taking to keep their staff safe & informed...

20 Mar 2020

COVID-19 decision making tools

We have put together this checklist to help identify areas you may need to attend to.

20 Mar 2020

COVID-19 wage subsidy process

Wondering how the wage subsidy works? We have provided a process diagram and definitions.

20 Mar 2020

COVID-19 HR responsibilities

With the evolving COVID-19 situation the Baker Tilly Staples Rodway HR team have developed a plan that...

20 Mar 2020

COVID-19 government wage & leave package

As you will no doubt be aware, on Tuesday the Government announced a number of measures to assist businesses...

20 Mar 2020

COVID-19 financial considerations

The government is expecting a recession and expect this to impact New Zealand more significantly than...

20 Mar 2020

COVID-19 resources for employers

As New Zealand and the rest of the world responds to COVID-19, it is paramount that we as a nation take...

18 Mar 2020

Cashflow on tap: Provisional tax relief in the wake of COVID-19 and drought

Managing cashflow becomes paramount in an uncertain environment. Right now, a few folks will be trying...

18 Mar 2020

Building business resilience to coronavirus - what are your options?

Amid the uncertainty created by the coronavirus (COVID-19), including how long the effects will be felt,...

18 Mar 2020

Remote access in a disaster

Is your business prepared for the unthinkable?The COVID-19 virus has caused a real threat to business...

18 Mar 2020

Small business or all business

We were pleased to see the government move quickly with relief measures for the COVID-19 pandemic.

17 Mar 2020

Tax Talk | March 2020 | Government to the Rescue!

The government has released a $12.1 billion relief package in an attempt to mitigate the worst economic...

COVID-19 Frequently asked questions

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  • Our offices are now working from home. We have contingency plans prepared to ensure we can continue to service our clients at this unprecedented time. We continue to be available through email, over the phone and on Microsoft Teams.
  • The physical and psychological well-being of our clients, staff and contractors is a top priority.
  • Our meetings will be held via phone, or apps like Teams or Skype.
  • Your data is secure. Our IT engineers already have robust and secure systems for our team working remotely.
  • For the time being we will not be hosting or attending any events. We will reassess often and notify you if that changes.
  • We will only share thoroughly verified, accurate information from credible sources and will host this here on our website.
  • For further information and ongoing updates please check the Ministry of Health website or the official COVID-19 website.

DISCLAIMER: Our team is dedicated to helping you continue with business as usual, as much as you can. Information on government help is changing constantly and within hours of articles being added, the specifics may be out of date or only partially accurate. While we endeavour to keep this website accurate and current, our top priority is providing our clients with dedicated and relevant personal advice. If you need specific and up-to-date information, please seek help from your usual advisor directly.

No liability is assumed by Baker Tilly Staples Rodway for any losses suffered by any person relying directly or indirectly upon any article within this website. It is recommended that you consult your advisor before acting on this information.

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