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PAYE and Koha

PAYE and Koha

[IRD] PAYE AND KOHA Paying tax when you reimburse koha You may need to pay tax when you give money, goods or services - koha - as reimbursement to someone for providing a service. These kinds of reimbursements may be: ·         the cost of travel to attend a hui...

Employees who want to opt out of KiwiSaver

Employees who want to opt out of KiwiSaver

[IRD] EMPLOYEES WHO WANT TO OPT OUT OF KIWISAVER New employees you’ve automatically enrolled into KiwiSaver can ask you, or IRD, to opt them out. ·         Only employees you’ve automatically enrolled can opt out of KiwiSaver. ·         Employees who’ve opted into...

Timelines at the End of the Tax Year (Employees)

Timelines at the End of the Tax Year (Employees)

[IRD] TIMELINES AT THE END OF THE TAX YEAR (EMPLOYEES) Automatically issued income tax assessments processing timeline 1 April to late-May – Gathering information IRD will be gathering income and tax information from the employees employer (or income provider), bank...

Minimum Wage Changes April 2021 – part 2

Minimum Wage Changes April 2021 – part 2

MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE 1ST APRIL 2021 On the 1st April 2021 the minimum wage will increase to the following: ·         Adult: $20.00 ·         Starting out minimum wage: $16.00 ·         Training: $16.00 A common question we get asked at NZPPA on the change is: Q: The...

Minimum Wage Changes April 2021

Minimum Wage Changes April 2021

[EMPLOYMENTNZ] MINIMUM WAGE IS INCREASING ON 1 APRIL. ARE YOU READY? As a business owner or manager, you need to be ready for the increase in minimum wage rates from Thursday, 1 April 2021. If you have not yet talked to your accountant, payroll provider or your...

Payroll Giving

Payroll Giving

[IRD] PAYROLL GIVING The employer's role As an employer you are responsible for: ·         deducting the requested donation amount from your employee's salary or wage ·         calculating the correct tax credits for each payroll donation made ·         recording the...

COVID-19 Vaccine:  Employer Obligations

COVID-19 Vaccine: Employer Obligations

COVID-19 VACCINE: EMPLOYER OBLIGATIONS Recognising the critical role that our border workforce play in keeping us safe, you will have seen that the government has announced that the Ministry of Health will be rolling out the COVID-19 vaccine to border workers and...

WINZ – Paying Your Staff the COVID-19 Short-term Absence Payment

WINZ – Paying Your Staff the COVID-19 Short-term Absence Payment

[WINZ] PAYING YOUR STAFF THE COVID-19 SHORT-TERM ABSENCE PAYMENT How to pay the COVID-19 Short-Term Absence Payment to your workers, and manage GST and tax around this. Paying wages to staff Where your employee has an entitlement to be paid as per their employment...

Requirement for Medical Examination

Requirement for Medical Examination

[EMPLOYMENTNZ] REQUIREMENT FOR MEDICAL EXAMINATION In some situations, employees may be required to have a medical examination or be suspended from the workplace. An employer cannot force an employee to have a medical examination. However, if an employer has good...