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PAYE / KiwiSaver deductions calculator

About this calculator

Employers and employees can work out how much PAYE should be withheld from wages paid weekly, fortnightly, four-weekly or monthly.

Use of this tool does not result in data being submitted to us.

When to use this calculator

Based on the details you give us, you can:

  • calculate how much PAYE / KiwiSaver / student loan should be withheld from weekly, fortnightly, four-weekly or monthly wages
  • work out the PAYE on cash payments to get the gross figure for the net cash amount
  • calculate any required KiwiSaver employee deductions, net employer contributions and ESCT payable.

If you've been paid a cash amount, you can work out the PAYE on it and get the gross figure for the net (cash) amount.


You can't use this calculator for ... instead ...
PAYE on holiday pay paid as 8% of annual income use the holiday pay calculator
extra pays (eg redundancy, retiring allowance, overseas living allowance, special bonuses, back pay) refer to the Employer's guide (IR335)

refer to KiwiSaver employer guide (KS4), definition of gross salary or wages, pages 12 and 32
employees with a special tax code or a student loan special deduction rate
schedular payments
employees who are KiwiSaver members and have excluded income in their gross salary or wages
employees who are members of registered superannuation schemes (RSS) or defined benefit plans (DBP), if you're using this calculator for employer contributions

student loan deductions
- non-standard student loan rates
- additional deductions required by Inland Revenue
- additional deductions requested by the borrower

Find out more about being self-employed or earning other income in New Zealand

payroll giving if the employee has child support deductions and you are performing a net calculation please contact our call centre on 0800 377 772 with your details
What you will need

You will need to know details of the salary / wage for the pay period and the appropriate tax code.

If you're an employer you will need to know if your employee:

  • is a KiwiSaver or complying fund member and the employee's contribution rate
  • is a member of any other superannuation scheme, and
  • your employee's ESCT rate.
After you finish

If you're calculating for several people, the name and the reference number will identify the different calculations.


No information you provide while using the calculator is recorded, saved or in any way referenced by Inland Revenue. The calculator is stored on a secure part of our website to prevent unauthorised interception. If you are unable to access the calculator, you may need to update your browser and/or firewall settings.