NZPPA’s Payroll Practice Guide

Since 2015 NZPPA has been providing its annual publication the NZPPA Payroll Practice Guide. This essential payroll resource has been written to support payroll practitioners in helping them pay employees correctly.

The guide is written in plain language and full of payroll examples so it can be applied to any payroll situation with the aim to ensure payroll pays employees correctly.

Every year NZPPA updates the guide with any changes to legislation while also adding additional resources to make the guide more practical and to ensure it meets the needs of payroll practitioners. 




NZPPA member extra benefit:

NZPPA members get the NZPPA Payroll Practice Guide as part of their membership for FREE and on renewing their membership each year get the latest updated guide. NZPPA members can also get access to an online portal where any additional updates to the guide throughout the year are added.  Access to the portal is only available for NZPPA members.

At just over 460+ pages of material the NZPPA Payroll Practice Guide will become a valuable resource for any payroll practitioner. There are nine main sections of the guide being:

  1. Managing Payroll
  2. Taxation Law
  3. Employment Law Part 1: Employment Terms
  4. Employment Law Part 2: Holidays Act and Parental Leave
  5. Other Types of Leave
  6. Payroll Records and Privacy
  7. Other Laws Related to Payroll
  8. Calculating a Final Pay
  9. Additional Resources

Other features of the practice guide:

  1. The guide is filled with fully worked calculations, references and links, checklists and sample forms.
  2. Annual Public Holiday Guide.
  3. Definitions of terms and explanations in plain language related to payroll are provided throughout the guide.
  4. Decision trees and templates in plain language.
  5. Forms, checklists, references and links to additional information

NZPPA Payroll Practice Guide 2017 Edition “What’s New”

In this year’s edition, we have included a range of new resources to aid payroll practitioners, including:

What’s New to the 2017 edition?

  • Updated legislation that has come into effect from and after the 1st April 2017.
  • A range of new and updated flowcharts and diagrams to aid in decision making and to explain legislative terms and how they are applied to payroll.
  • Additional checklists have been added so all sections have coverage.
  • Additional and updated examples and references included throughout the guide.
  • Top 5 NZPPA posts have been included in the guide giving discussion on a range of payroll related topics.
  • IRD technical reference guide to some of the more important documents provided by IRD on various payroll related topics.

The NZPPA Payroll Practice Guide is a payroll resource developed by people that work in payroll for payroll people. It is written in plain language from a payroll perspective, full of practical examples, checklists and important points to keep in mind when you are working with and processing New Zealand payroll.

Cost of the NZPPA Payroll Practice Guide

  • NZPPA members receive the guide as part of the membership for FREE.
  • NZPPA Non-member: $175 + GST

Please Note: Australian orders add an additional $25 postage fee on the above costs.

How to order:

The guide can be ordered directly from the NZPPA website. If you are not an NZPPA member select the applicable option below:

  • Click here if you want to purchase a guide (NZ postage)
  • Click here if you want to purchase a guide (Australia postage)

How to order additional copies of the guide:
If you want to buy more than one copy of the Practice Guide the following rates apply:

  1. 2 x Practice Guides: $175 + GST (1st guide) + $125 + GST (2nd guide) = $300 + GST
  2. 3 x Practices Guides: $175 + GST (1st guide) + $125 + GST (2nd guide) + $75 + GST (3rd guide) = $375 +GST
  3. Every additional guide after 3 guides will be at the rate of $75 + GST each.

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