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Greg Millar
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Time to shift to payday filing

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Remember, by law all employers must switch to payday filing by 1 April 2019

You may be able to switch now, and here are some tasks to help you get ready:

  • Review payroll processes, plan and schedule when to switch.
  • Ask your software provider when they'll have payday filing compatible software.
  • If your software provider has payday filing compatible software and you’re using myIR you can let the IRD know you're switching to payday filing in myIR. Make sure you are linked for PAYE and you’ll be able to bring the payroll returns account into your workspace.

SmartPayroll has IRD’s compulsory payday filing sorted

SmartPayroll is already widely used in our own business as well as by many of our clients, so we believe it is the best payroll solution available on the NZ market.

SmartPayroll takes the headache out of IRD changes. For new payday filing, PAYE is automatically calculated and filed online. On a wider scale, it allows business owners and/or payroll managers to complete payroll/create payments for and pay employees/ pay IRD/ file payroll with IRD in one-step.

With free training offered for new users, set up is easy. Your employees can also view their payslips, check their entitlements and even apply for leave all via the SmartPayroll app for mobile devices. There is also an HR portal option to store employee records.

Businesses that bank with ANZ will receive their first 6 months of SmartPayroll for free!

To get started, simply call Alliotts’ specialist payroll team on 09 520 9200 and request a signup form or complete a sign-up form online at  

Don’t leave payday filing until the last minute. Call us on 09 520 9200 or go here to find out more.

Topics: employees employers Inland Revenue Department Payroll