Payday filing for employers

2018-06-07T02:34:56+00:00 Categories: Free Resources|Tags: , , , , , |

On the 17th April IR implemented changes by moving other tax types and products to the new system from April 2018 onwards. Legislation has recently been passed that includes changes to:

  • Withholding taxes, Fringe Benefit Tax and Gaming Machine Duty
  • Automatic Exchange of Information – an OECD initiative to reduce and deter offshore tax evasion.
  • PAYE & Payday filing – voluntary from April 2018, mandatory from April 2019

Of particular importance is the change to PAYE & Payday filing which will affect all employers filing employee information to Inland Revenue. This communication to enable understanding of this change is important due to the requirement being mandatory in April 2019.

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Online tool to support wellbeing engagement

2018-05-14T02:24:12+00:00 Categories: Free Resources|Tags: , , , , , , |

As most businesses are aware, a happy, healthy workforce is good for business, but how do you make workplace wellbeing part of business as usual?

You could start with this free online tool, Good4Work, which was designed for NZ businesses by a national group of public health agencies.

Their research showed that while businesses valued the wellbeing of their employees and were keen to embed positive practices into their workplace, they often didn’t know where to start.

They would welcome a product that had “done the homework for them” and “took the thinking out of workplace well-being.”

Good4Work starts with a quiz to help you rate your workplace and identify priorities for improvement. You will then be provided with suggested strategies and resources to help you take action, all for free.

Click here to check out Good4Work.

Commerce Commission’s Guide to businesses on unfair contract terms

2018-05-14T02:19:12+00:00 Categories: Free Resources|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Commerce Commission has released yesterday on its website a Business guide to Unfair Contract Terms, aimed at raising awareness amongst businesses on their obligations under the unfair contract terms provisions of the Fair Trading Act.

Several quick guides and videos are available online. They address topics such as variation of the contract, cancellation, subscription and automatic rollovers, and tips for writing terms and conditions. While the animations are primarily addressed to businesses, we expect that consumers will also find these a useful resource.

Click here for more information.

Inland Revenue’s changes make tax simpler for businesses

2018-04-22T23:14:17+00:00 Categories: Free Resources|Tags: , , , , |

On 17 April, Inland Revenue made changes to streamline business taxes. It’s part of the department’s commitment to create a modern tax system which is simple to use, makes it easy for everyone to get their taxes right, and fits as seamlessly as possible into people’s lives.

You will have seen and heard about the changes over the last few months, but here’s a reminder of what’s now in place:

  • The new ‘My Business’ section in myIR, where you can now manage tax types like Fringe Benefit Tax and Gaming Machine Duty. For help navigating myIR, visit here.
  • The ‘Accounting Income Method’ (AIM), a new ‘pay-as-you-go’ method for managing provisional tax, is now available. Talk to your tax agent or software provider about whether AIM is right for your business, and go here for more videos and information.
  • Parliament has recently passed legislation which will require employers to file PAYE information every payday rather than monthly. This is voluntary from April 2018 and mandatory from April 2019. Find out more here.

As always, we will be working closely with Inland Revenue to support you and answer any queries about the changes.

Click here for more information.

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