February 27th, 2013
Labour Minister Simon Bridges announced that the minimum wage is to rise from $13.50 to $13.75.
The training and new entrants’ minimum wages will therefore increase from $10.80 to $11.00, being 80% of the adult minimum wage.
The new minimum wage rates will come into effect on 1st April 2013.
November 27th, 2012
We have moved to new premises which also means our phone numbers have changed. The old numbers will be redirected for a few months but please update your records as soon as possible.
The physical address should only be used for courier delivery and collections. Mail posted to this address is not secure. It is recommended that items sent to us by post be addressed to our PO Box which remains the same.
If you are in the area feel free to drop by and have a coffee, we’d love to see you.
November 20th, 2012
As part of this year’s Budget the “income-under-$9,880 tax credit” was repealed effective from 1 April 2012.
Employees currently using the “ML” or “ML SL” tax codes may end up with tax to pay if they request or receive a Personal Tax Summary (PTS) or file an IR3 return. From 1 April 2013 these tax codes will no longer be able to be used.
Inland Revenue have written to employees who are using the “ML” or “ML SL” advising them that these tax codes won’t be available from 1 April 2013 and to reduce the chance of a tax bill they should to change their tax code now by completing an IR330 and giving it to their employer.
As part of our payroll service we will contact you if you have existing employees that should change their tax code. The updated IR330 form, with “ML” and “ML SL” tax codes removed is available for download here. If you have retained printed copies that were published prior to September 2012 we suggest you replace them with the updated form.
November 15th, 2012
We’re excited to announce the launch of our new website.
We will be rolling out some exciting features available to our clients and their employees over the coming months. Stay tuned!