Date: 15th February 2019
Starting next month, ir-File and Employer Monthly Schedules will be discontinued and employers will be required to file employment information every payday instead of once a month. Inland Revenue is making this change to reduce the number of steps and potential errors associated with processing and filing payroll.
The good news is, if you’re already using payroll software like Crystall Payroll, iPayroll or Thankyou Payroll, you may not need to make any changes to your current payroll process.
Let’s take a closer look at the changes.
On 11 March, the ir-File service in myIR, used to file Employer Monthly Schedules and Employer Deductions forms, will be discontinued. The Payroll Returns account replaces this, which will show in your myIR account from 28 February. File upload and online entry options will still be available.
From 1 April 2019 employers must:
Note: The due date for payment remains the same at the 20th of the month (or 5th and 20th of the month for twice-monthly filers).
You can switch to payday filing now. Review your payroll processes, plan and schedule when to make the switch.
There are three ways to file:
Contact them, or us, today and get ready to start payday filing in March.