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From the 01.04.19 the minimum hourly rate increases from $16.50 to $17.70. Minimum wage increase 01.04.19


ESCT needs to be checked by 31.03.19. The ESCT rate threshold amount is the estimate of their total salary or wage, plus the employer contributions you’ll make to them in the current income year. The calculated ESCT rate is used for all employer contributions made in the current tax year. If your employee’s salary or wage goes up or down in the current tax year DO NOT adjust their ESCT rate. Update any change at the start of the next tax year.


Time is running out for Payday filing. Payday filing compulsory from 01.04.19


Where PAYE was filed in the IRD website has changed. You will now be automatically redirected to the My Business screen. If you are not in Payday filing yet the process will still be the same.


IRD Services will be temporarily unavailable. To make the changes, IRD’s key services will be unavailable between 3pm Thursday 18 April and 8am Friday 26 April 2019.  During this time you won’t be able to access myIR, E-File or contact us through our contact centres. Our offices will also be closed. Secure mail messages saved as drafts and any draft returns within myIR can’t be brought across and will be deleted as part of this process.  Please therefore check your secure mail messages and submit any draft returns before Thursday 18 April. For more information, visit our service update website. If you are wanting to file your PAYE online for the period ending 31/03/2019 this can be done by 18 April or on 26 April due to the system being closed on the 20th.


If you have any questions about the above topics please call Andrea in the office.

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