Tax changes for Contractors

Budget 2016 has introduced changes for contractors, and payers of contractors, as well as other business tax changes that will come in to effect on 1 April 2017. You may be affected by the changes if: you pay schedular payments you receive schedular payments you're a labour hire business and you pay contractors you're a contractor working for a labour hire business, eg recruitment company, or you pay provisional tax. There have also been changes to incremental late payment penalties and information sharing.

7 quick tips for business owners around best payroll practice.

There is a lot written about best practice in business but not a lot about payroll best practice. Having spent over 25 years working in the payroll space we have seen a lot of "bad practice", much of which is the result of a lack of knowledge and understanding rather than doing something intentionally badly. Here … Continue reading 7 quick tips for business owners around best payroll practice.

5 Key “non technical” things to think about when upgrading your payroll system

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” ― Benjamin Franklin In this part of our “Trends for NZ Payroll in 2017” we have a quick checklist for businesses looking to partner with their very first payroll service provider? (or perhaps upgrade to a better one!) Know why you are changing and what outcomes you want … Continue reading 5 Key “non technical” things to think about when upgrading your payroll system

More than pocket protectors and payslips — Trends for NZ Payroll in 2017

Recently I was asked by NZ Business Mag to provide comment on current trends affecting New Zealand businesses and the payroll industry in 2017. As I am never short of a word I will share my comments over several posts. The following are some of my thoughts. What are the key payroll issues business owners … Continue reading More than pocket protectors and payslips — Trends for NZ Payroll in 2017