[IRD] Update regarding payroll specification 2010/2011 version 3

As a follow up to the IRD’s SDLU*s email of 21 January 2010:   Section 8.3 Westpac have advised us of a new bank branch range of 1900-1999. This change impacts on the bank account number validations contained in section 8.3 of v3 of the 2010/2011 payroll specification.   Section 2.2.3 and 2.2.4 Regarding the

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Minimum wage climbs from $12.50 to $12.75

Labour Minister Kate Wilkinson said the increase was in line with the Consumer Price Index. \”We do not want to see workers priced out of the market, but we are confident that a 25c increase, in line with inflation, will not overly harm or discourage businesses from taking on new staff. \”If this is the

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[IRD] Learning about using IRD’s – IR-File

If you are still using the manual Employer monthly schedule IR348 and want to learn more about using the online version, IRD has created a series of online training modules to step you through the process. To view this range of learning modules use the following link: http://www.ird.govt.nz/help/demo/irfile/

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[IRD] [taxpolicy] Tax Working Group releases final report

Victoria University’s Tax Working Group today released its final report which considers the main challenges facing New Zealand’s tax system in the medium-term and suggests possible options to address them. For more information see the report and media statement at: http://www.taxpolicy.ird.govt.nz/  

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Cut income tax, raise GST – report

The Government has been advised to consider \”significant changes\” to make New Zealand’s tax system fairer and more effective. \”Put simply, the tax system is broken and needs to be fixed. We’ve suggested a number of ways this can be done,\” said Professor Bob Buckle, chair of the tax group which released its report today.

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Strong support for big rise in minimum wage

Sixty-one per cent of people want the minimum wage lifted to $15 an hour, a Herald Summer Survey has found, weeks before the Government is to set the wage for this year. The minimum wage is now $12.50 an hour, and the Cabinet is expected to decide within a fortnight whether to increase it. Unions

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[IRD] Payroll Developer Specification – V3]

This is a reminder that the current version of the Payroll Specification document V3, distributed to you on 23/12/09 is the one that you should be using.   IRD has noted that Developers are still downloading version 2 which could cause them issues in the future.   To avoid further confusion we have removed all

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Free Salary Guide

On the Trademe website there is a basic salary range guide available.  It is very basic but will give you at least a range. This link gets to the page that details what the range is for payroll jobs.  We are worth a lot more!! Payroll salary range: http://www.trademe.co.nz/Trade-me-jobs/Salary-guide/Accounting.htm

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