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Rebuilding together:
New Zealand’s Budget 2020
                   Peter Vial, FCA
                Charlotte Evett, CA
            John Cuthbertson, FCA
            Karen McWilliams, FCA
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Key links
• CA ANZ Budget 2020 commentary
           https://www.charteredaccountantsanz.com/news-and-analysis/news/2020-21-new-
           zealand-budget
• Budget 2020 speech
           https://treasury.govt.nz/sites/default/files/2020-05/b20-speech.pdf

• Budget 2020 document
           https://treasury.govt.nz/sites/default/files/2020-05/b20-wellbeing-budget.pdf

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Budget 2020: Our 13 expectations
  Job retention                                          ✔
  Job creation                                           ✔/✕
  No tax increases                                       ✔
  No cuts in spending                                    ✔
  Quality infrastructure spend                           ✔
  Targeted support for business and households           ✔/✕
                                                               Level 3 is a
  Joint policy development with business and other       ✔/✕
                                                               waiting or a
  sectors
                                                               recovery room

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Budget 2020: Our 13 expectations
  Enabling access to capital for business                ✕

  Digital expansion and addressing the digital divide    ✕

  Boosting productivity                                  ✕

  Continued commitment to lower emissions and            ✔
  improved environmental outcomes
  Investment in health                                   ✔

  Agile policy making                                    ?

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New Zealand Budget 2020

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COVID-19 Support
       Charlotte Evett, CA
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Wage Subsidy Extension Scheme
• $3.2 billion targeted extension to current Wage Subsidy Scheme
• Applications open 10 June – 1 September 2020
• Apply through Work and Income after original subsidy comes to an end
• Open to employers, including self-employed eligible, now also includes pre-R&D start
           up firms
• Employers can not receive more than one COVID-19 payment for the same employee at
  the same time (Wage subsidy, Extension, Leave support)

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Eligibility
• Actual or expected decrease in revenue of at least 50% for the 30 days before you apply,
           compared to the closest period last year
• Covers 8 weeks per employee from the date of application
• Paid in a lump sum at the same weekly rate as the Wage Subsidy
• Same rates as current scheme
                     • $585/full time employee (< 20 hours/week)
                     • $350/part time employee (>20 hours/week)

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Declaration and Ethical Obligations
•          Obligations under Current Wage Subsidy Scheme remain, such as:
                     •        pass the subsidy on to your employees
                     •        retain your employees for the duration of the subsidy
                     •        do your best to pay your employees at least 80% of their normal pay
                     •        take active steps to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on your business.
•          Payments remain subject to audit and review, and Ministers have signalled serious consequences for
           abuse of the system.

•          CA ANZ members are bound by the NZICA Code of Ethics, which requires integrity in all business
           and professional relationships

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Small Business Support
• Business.govt.nz resource expansion $2.3m
                     • Cashflow tool
                     • Other support for small business
• Better for Business program $9.7m

• Business connect platform (COVID support) $3m

• Trans-Tasman e-invoicing initiative $12.5 million

• NZTE intensive support for exporters $32m over 4 years

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Government resources and information
     Work and Income                                     https://www.workandincome.govt.nz/covid-19/wage-
                                                         subsidy-extension/index.html

     MBIE                                                https://www.mbie.govt.nz/about/news/government-to-
                                                         increase-fmas-funding-and-levy-settings/

     Business.govt.NZ                                    https://www.business.govt.nz/covid-19/
     Government COVID-19                                 https://covid19.govt.nz/
     response

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Budget 2020 recognises tax
  system well positioned to
   support New Zealanders
         through COVID-19
               John Cuthbertson, FCA
Key tax messages from the Budget
•        Tax system has key role to play to support COVID-19 response and recovery
•        Response phase – tax system to cushion impact on economy:
         • Increasing cashflow to businesses; and
         • Reducing compliance costs/pressure;

•        Recovery phase – tax policy to help position economy for recovery:
          • Supporting investment and job creation

•        Core crown revenue expected to decline by 2% GDP by 2021/22 before returning to 29.4% in
         2023/24

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Tax measure announced in Budget 2020
•        $80m set aside to encourage business to develop new products by enabling them to claim tax
         deductions for unsuccessful or abandoned assets –
         • Provides incentive for business to innovate and invest;
          • The detail will be important as to extent of coverage

“ While letting businesses write off tax for unsuccessful products might sound counter-intuitive to
some people, this is actually an important way of encouraging investment because it gives businesses
the confidence to have a go and take the risk. If it works, we all come out better off due to the
economic activity created by the ideas that come off” – Stuart Nash Minister of Revenue.

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What’s not in the Budget:                                 Still to come:                   Announced & Law:

                            •        Tax cuts                 • Deductions for                •        Building depreciation
                                                             unsuccessful /abandoned
                     •          Tax increases                         assets              •       Temporary loss carry back
                                                                                                      (2019 – 2021)
            •        Changes to GST rate                 •   Permanent loss carry back
                                                                      rules               •       Provisional Tax threshold
             •         ‘Helicopter money’                                                                 increase
                                                         •   ‘same or similar business’
                                                               test for corporate loss    •       Low value asset write off
                                                                      continuity
                                                                                                   •     UOMI remission

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Overview of the “Small Business Cashflow
Loan Scheme”
•        One – off loan for SMEs (including sole traders/self-employed) impacted by COVID-19 who employ
         50 or fewer FTE employees to provide assistance up to $100,000 –
          •          Maximum available loan = $10,000 + an additional $1,800 per FTE employee.

•        Eligibility criteria –
          •          Same as for the wage subsidy scheme; Plus
          •          Requirement: to provide declaration that business is a viable business; that the money will be used for core
                     business operating costs; and to enter into a legally binding loan contract;

•        The loan will be administered by Inland Revenue and will have the following terms –
          •          No interest if paid back within first year; otherwise
          •          Interest at 3% for a maximum term of 5 years (with no repayments required within first 2 years).

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Do homework before applying for SBCL
                                                                      Required to enter into a loan agreement and sign a
                                Must be eligible and viable           declaration that the business is viable:
                                                                      • Read & understand loan terms & conditions – what
                                                                          are the borrowers rights/obligations?
Viable = (more likely than not) that able to pay debts as they fall
due – have plan to ensure business remains viable within next 18
 months – retain evidence to support declaration at time of loan
                            request.
                                                                      Where not viable or ineligible, fail to make repayment, enter
              Evidence of viability could include:                    into arrangement with creditors, transfer assets or cease
         • A cash flow forecast for the short term;                   business – Event of default triggered (with the consequence
   • A plan where revenue will come from in future market             that):
           conditions and a forecast of those revenues;               • Outstanding loan balance immediately due and payable;
• Financial statements showing business has sufficient resources      • Default interest will typically be charged (10%);
              inclusive of SBCS loan to sustain itself;               • Depending on the offence – subject to prosecution under
 • Accountants assessment that business is viable and ongoing.           the Crimes Act

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Environment, business,
infrastructure and education
                Karen McWilliams, FCA
Environment
                                                         • Environmental Jobs package:
                                                            • $433m - Investment in regional
                                                               environmental projects
                                                            • $200m - Jobs for Nature Fund
                                                            • $315m Pest eradication and pest control
                                                            • $154m – new jobs enhancing biodiversity

                                                         • $500m - Funding to continue to support
                                                            Ministry for Primary Industries’
                                                            operations

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Business
• $216m for Kiwi exporters

• $150m loan fund for R&D intensive
         businesses

• $41.1m in targeted, sector support –
         construction, digital and agritech

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Infrastructure (and Transport)
                                                         • $3bn in COVID-19 Fund for
                                                            infrastructure
                                                         • Transport - $1.2bn including
                                                            replacement and improving
                                                            ferries and rail

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Education
• $1.6bn Trades and Apprentices Package
          including:
                     •        Māori Apprentices and Trades training -
                              $50m
• Nearly $1bn for education including:
          •        School Property Investment - $115m
          •        Funding for Early Childhood Education -
                   $292m
          •        Learning Support - $80m

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A Missed Opportunity?

                                            Mental Health

                                            Clean Tech / Just Transition

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