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We've rounded up links to websites and resources to help our members with understanding payroll and associated requirements in New Zealand. 

If you're looking for Australian payroll resources, head here.

General Resources

Government Agency or Organisation Resource Why is it useful?
Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) Information on ACC weekly compensation and cover. 
Employment New Zealand Information to help employees and employers understand their rights and responsibilities. 

Access to information including:
  • Starting employment
  • Leave and holidays
  • Hours and wages
  • Workplace policies
  • Ending employment
  • Employment law database
Employment New Zealand Resources developed to support payroll professionals. 
Inland Revenue Information for Digital Service Providers working with Inland Revenue.
Inland Revenue KiwiSaver
Information on KiwiSaver for individuals, employers, scheme providers, statistics and updates.
Inland Revenue Payday Filing
General information on Payday filing.
Inland Revenue  Payday Filing for DSPs 

More specific information on Payday filing for DSPs including:

Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) Employment Legislation Review Current and past reviews of employment and accident compensation legislation.
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) Fair Pay Agreements
Current information about the proposed Fair Pay Agreements system.
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) Holidays Act Review
Current information on the Holidays Act Review
Parliamentary Counsel Office - New Zealand Legislation Read and download acts, bills and secondary legislations
Work and Income New Zealand Information on benefits and payments.
NZ Payroll Practitioners Association (NZPPA) Information for payroll practitioners and social media groups where you raise questions and ask for advice.

Payroll-Related Legislation

Name of Act  Link & Additional Information
Accident Compensation Act 2001
District Courts Act 1947
Sections 84H and 84I define requirements for an employees protected earnings in respect to WINZ deductions, Court Deductions and IRD Arrears deductions.
Employment Relations Act 2000
Amendment Act 2016
Equal Pay Act 1972
Health and Safety and Work Act 2015
Holidays Act 2003
Covers all leave types except long service leave as it's not a legal requirement
Income Tax Act 2007
IR payroll specification derived from this Act
Minimum Wage Act 1983
Parental Leave and Employment Protection Act 1987
Statistics Act 1975
Covers the Quarterly Employment Survey report
Volunteers Employment Protection Act 1973
Wages Protection Act 1983

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