Date posted: 27/02/2023

Flood and cyclone support

A message from CA ANZ President Murray Harrington FCA and NZ Country Head Peter Vial FCA, outlining support for members in the aftermath of nationwide flooding.

In brief

  • A resource page has been set up, and members can work from CA ANZ offices.
  • Our tax team is working closely with Inland Revenue on its response to the cyclone.
  • Please reach out to your regional manager if you require additional support.

It has been heart-breaking to see the devastation from the flooding and Cyclone Gabrielle across the North Island, in particular Hawke’s Bay, the East Coast and Northland. We are here to support you.

Dedicated resources page

We have updated our Natural Disaster Resources webpage, with information specific to Auckland, Northland, Hawke’s Bay and the wider East Coast.

This one-stop shop of links and resources from Inland Revenue, Work and Income, MSD, Mayoral Relief Funds and access to complimentary counselling support and more. This page can be shared with clients, friends, and family.

Filing and payment relief

Our tax team is working closely with Inland Revenue on its response to the cyclone. Announcements about use of money interest and penalties relief, income equalisation and donated trading stock have already been made and are listed here.

Inland Revenue has released an emergency events determination for the purposes of family scheme income.

Broadly, if your employer decides makes a payment to support you, that won’t be included in your family scheme income and it won’t affect your working for families tax credit entitlement.

We expect further announcements in the coming days on other tax measures. Our team will work with members and officials to address other mid- and long-term issues impacting affected taxpayers over the coming weeks.

Work from our offices

If you or any other member are without a workplace, stuck due to travel, or even just in need of a change of scenery, you are welcome at any of CA ANZ’s offices. Reach out directly to the respective regional manager at our offices in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch, or our Member Support Team.

We both have many ties to the areas affected (Murray is a business owner in Hawke’s Bay), so we know the strength of the local communities, but also that it will take a lot of time and resource to rebuild.

We are on hand to support you, so please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Kia kaha, and stay safe,

Murray Harrington FCA
CA ANZ President

Peter Vial FCA
NZ Country Head

NZ Disaster Resources

A range of resources and useful links to help members respond to, and recover from, natural disasters in New Zealand.

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