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New Zealand COVID-19 GST payment delay applications

  • Mar 17, 2020 | Richard Asquith

The New Zealand government has announced a NZ$12billion package to help businesses deal with the coronavirus epidemic. This includes a fund for various tax break measures. Follow Avalara’s live  global coronavirus Covid-19 VAT measures tracker.

Businesses registered for Goods and Services Tax will be able to apply for a payment holiday backdated to 14 February 2020. Taxpayers must be able to clearly link any difficulties to problems caused by the pandemic. 

The scheme will run for up to two years.


VP Global Indirect Tax
Richard Asquith
VP Global Indirect Tax Richard Asquith
Richard Asquith is VP Global Indirect Tax at Avalara, helping businesses understand their compliance obligations as they grow globally. He can be contacted at: richard.asquith@avalara.com. He is part of the European leadership team which won International Tax Review's 2020 Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard trained as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.
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