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What do the upcoming tax changes mean for you?

The end of financial year is just a few days away and there’s some key changes coming in on 1 April 2021. With the introduction of a new tax rate, minimum wage rate, Payday Filing version 2, new KiwiSaver options, plus the usual annual tax and legislation… Read More

EOFY: 6 things you need to know for end of year payroll

It‘s coming up to the end of the financial year for many businesses – an important time to be on top of all things payroll, especially after the added complexities of 2020 (wage subsidies, minimum wage increases, changes to parental leave entitlements to name a few). Need a bit of… Read More

The beginning of a beautiful friendship

Republished from Launched in 2004, the original founders of SmartPayroll found themselves on what was to become a serendipitous plane ride with Datacom’s then head of PaySystems. On that trip, they discussed how the two companies could work together — how the Datacom ecosystem could help the… Read More

Preparing for Christmas payroll — what you need to know

Payroll can get a bit more complex during the silly season, so we’re sharing some special tips in our latest blog – Christmas edition. This blog discusses common payroll pain points and things you should be aware of leading up to the summer break. We’ll touch on Mondayisation all the… Read More

5 things you may not know about parental leave

Expecting a child is one of the most exciting times for a parent. As a business leader the best thing you can do for your people is be informed and understand your obligations. Whether you’ve got someone who is about to go on parental leave, or you simply want to… Read More

Your guide to understanding termination pay

Payroll is often an afterthought when an employee’s employment has been terminated. But, not involving payroll early on in the process can put your business at risk. If your payroll administrator doesn’t have all the relevant information, how can they be certain an employee’s final pay is correct? In this… Read More

A step-by-step guide to completing a leave review

Calculating leave entitlements is surprisingly tricky. They are generally outlined in employment agreements, so it’s easy to assume that staff are being paid correctly. However even the smallest changes to an employee’s role, such as which days they work on, can affect how their leave should be calculated. As your… Read More

What’s all this fuss about “leave in weeks?”

Back in June a new wave of Kiwi businesses were found to be mistakenly underpaying staff their holiday pay entitlements. This “holiday pay nightmare” all started back in 2016 when the news broke that thousands of employees had been short-changed almost $2 billion due to errors in payroll calculations. Read More

Support for you and your business

As New Zealand moves through Alert Levels, COVID-19 continues to have an impact on kiwi businesses. We’ve pulled together a summary of the key ways the Government is supporting businesses through these times. We’ll continue to update this information as we… Read More

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