New Zealand Business Number (Authority to Require NZBN) Regulations 2020

Version as at 23 May 2022

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

New Zealand Business Number (Authority to Require NZBN) Regulations 2020

(LI 2020/89)

Patsy Reddy, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 18th day of May 2020

Present:
The Right Hon Jacinda Ardern presiding in Council

Note

The Parliamentary Counsel Office has made editorial and format changes to this version using the powers under subpart 2 of Part 3 of the Legislation Act 2019.

Note 4 at the end of this version provides a list of the amendments included in it.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.

These regulations are made under section 29(1) of the New Zealand Business Number Act 2016

(a)

on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council; and

(b)

on the recommendation of the Minister for Small Business made in accordance with section 29(2) of that Act.

Regulations

1 Title

These regulations are the New Zealand Business Number (Authority to Require NZBN) Regulations 2020.

2 Commencement

These regulations come into force on 19 May 2020.

3 Interpretation

In these regulations,—

IRD means the Inland Revenue Department

MBIE means the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.

Regulation 3 MBIE: inserted, on 23 February 2021, by regulation 4(2) of the New Zealand Business Number (Authority to Require NZBN) Amendment Regulations 2021 (LI 2021/11).

Regulation 3 scheme: revoked, on 23 February 2021, by regulation 4(1) of the New Zealand Business Number (Authority to Require NZBN) Amendment Regulations 2021 (LI 2021/11).

Regulation 3 specified eligible entity: revoked, on 23 February 2021, by regulation 4(1) of the New Zealand Business Number (Authority to Require NZBN) Amendment Regulations 2021 (LI 2021/11).

4 IRD may require NZBN for small business cashflow scheme

(1)

IRD is authorised to require an SBCS applicant to register for an NZBN and to provide the NZBN to IRD.

(2)

In this regulation, SBCS applicant means an eligible entity that applies to IRD for a loan under the small business cashflow scheme (as defined in section 7AA of the Tax Administration Act 1994).

Regulation 4: replaced, on 23 February 2021, by regulation 5 of the New Zealand Business Number (Authority to Require NZBN) Amendment Regulations 2021 (LI 2021/11).

5 IRD may require NZBN for COVID-19 resurgence support payments scheme

(1)

IRD is authorised to require a CRSP applicant to register for an NZBN and to provide the NZBN to IRD.

(2)

In this regulation, CRSP applicant means an eligible entity that applies to IRD for a payment under the COVID-19 resurgence support payments scheme (as defined in section 3 of the Tax Administration Act 1994).

Regulation 5: inserted, on 23 February 2021, by regulation 5 of the New Zealand Business Number (Authority to Require NZBN) Amendment Regulations 2021 (LI 2021/11).

6 MBIE may require NZBN for small business digital boost initiative

(1)

MBIE is authorised to require a digital boost applicant to register for an NZBN and to provide the NZBN to MBIE.

(2)

In this regulation,—

digital boost applicant means an eligible entity that applies to MBIE for support under the digital boost scheme

digital boost scheme means the small business digital boost initiative—

(a)

established by the New Zealand Government in December 2020 as part of its COVID-19 recovery programme, and as varied from time to time; and

(b)

under which MBIE provides, or facilitates the provision of, digital business skills training, advisory services, support, and tools.

Regulation 6: inserted, on 23 February 2021, by regulation 5 of the New Zealand Business Number (Authority to Require NZBN) Amendment Regulations 2021 (LI 2021/11).

7 MBIE may require NZBN for accreditation of employers to support work visa applications

(1)

MBIE is authorised to require an employer accreditation applicant to register for an NZBN and to provide the NZBN to MBIE.

(2)

In this regulation, employer accreditation applicant means an eligible entity that makes an application described in regulation 26AA(n) of the Immigration (Visa, Entry Permission, and Related Matters) Regulations 2010.

Regulation 7: inserted, on 23 May 2022, by regulation 4 of the New Zealand Business Number (Authority to Require NZBN) Amendment Regulations 2022 (SL 2022/99).

Michael Webster,
Clerk of the Executive Council.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2019.

Date of notification in Gazette: 18 May 2020.

Notes
1 General

This is a consolidation of the New Zealand Business Number (Authority to Require NZBN) Regulations 2020 that incorporates the amendments made to the legislation so that it shows the law as at its stated date.

2 Legal status

A consolidation is taken to correctly state, as at its stated date, the law enacted or made by the legislation consolidated and by the amendments. This presumption applies unless the contrary is shown.

Section 78 of the Legislation Act 2019 provides that this consolidation, published as an electronic version, is an official version. A printed version of legislation that is produced directly from this official electronic version is also an official version.

3 Editorial and format changes

The Parliamentary Counsel Office makes editorial and format changes to consolidations using the powers under subpart 2 of Part 3 of the Legislation Act 2019. See also PCO editorial conventions for consolidations.