[IRD] Payroll Casebook and PAYE & KiwiSaver calculator

The IRD’s Payroll Specification Team has advised that the payroll Casebook and the PAYE & KiwiSaver calculator have been updated and are available on the Inland Revenue website.   The PAYE & KiwiSaver calculator has also been updated to correct the net Child Support calculation. http://www.ird.govt.nz/calculators/tool-name/tools-p/calculator-paye.html   The casebook has been updated to version 1-2

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[IRD] [taxpolicy] Extension to redundancy tax credit

Minister of Revenue Peter Dunne, today announced an extension to the redundancy tax credit, repealed in Budget 2010. The credit will be paid once legislation is amended in December.   See the Minister’s media release for more information at: http://taxpolicy.ird.govt.nz/

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[DOL] EARTHQUAKE – WHAT HAPPENS IF THE WORKPLACE IS CLOSED?

The earthquake caused a range of damage to businesses in the Canterbury region and it may take time for workplaces to be able to reopen. Employees and employees should be talking to each other about pragmatic solutions to help recovery. While generally wages are payable if the employee is able and willing to perform work

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After the Earthquake – Employment Relations Focus for Employers

As the clean up continues and more businesses look to return to operation following Saturday’s earthquake in Canterbury, there is a range of health and safety and employment relations issues that employers and employees may be considering. The advice here is designed to help businesses and their employees make good, safe, sensible and practical decisions

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[DOL] After the Earthquake – Department of Labour Advice

Information here is designed to help businesses and their employees make good, safe, sensible and practical decisions in this difficult time and covers:   ·         Managing Health and Safety in the workplace ·         Payment of wages ·         Leave for employees ·         Flexible working arrangements and terminating employment ·         Problem Solving Support ·           Click here

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[IRD] September 2010 – More about the Budget 2010 changes

In this issue you can read about the Budget 2010 changes, payroll giving, penalty for non-electronic filing of employer monthly schedules, employees with a shortfall of PAYE, child support consultation, making it easy to pay online, and updated publications.   Here’s the link to the September issue of Business Tax Update: www.ird.govt.nz/aboutir/newsletters/business-tax-update/

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[taxpolicy] Legislation in the November 09 tax bill enacted

Legislation in the Taxation (Annual Rates, Trans-Tasman Savings Portability, KiwiSaver, and Remedial Matters) Bill introduced in November 2009 received Royal assent on 7 September. It introduces changes to the tax rules to allow New Zealanders returning home from Australia to bring their retirement savings with them. At the Committee of the Whole House stage Supplementary

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Some earthquake-hit workers to get subsidy

Updated 7:32 PM Tuesday Sep 7, 2010 The Government has stepped in with an emergency $350-a-week wage subsidy for workers who aren’t being paid because of the Canterbury earthquake, a move Prime Minister John Key says could cost up to $100 million. As buildings were being demolished and others condemned in Christchurch today, Mr Key

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Employers obliged to pay quake-hit workers

3:52 PM Tuesday Sep 7, 2010 Workers worried about loss of pay following Saturday’s earthquake could have a case for the Employment Relations Authority if their employer refuses to pay them. Bridget Smith, senior associate at Minter Ellison Rudd Watt Lawyers, said employers were obliged to pay their staff where a person had made them

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Quake-hit workers worried about pay

2:45 PM Monday Sep 6, 2010 Shrink Prime Minister John Key surveying earthquake damage on Saturday. Photo /Simon Baker Workers are worried about loss of pay in the wake of Saturday’s massive Christchurch earthquake. Many central city businesses cannot open until the damage from the earthquake is fully assessed and buildings deemed safe. Unions will

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Govt proposes changes to child support system

Updated 12:09 PM Thursday Sep 2, 2010 The Government intends using increased data matching abilities between departments and will introduce mandatory automatic payments as it seeks to crack down on what is now $2 billion in overdue child support payments. However, Revenue Minister Peter Dunne also said a new formula will be developed to calculate

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