Salaries and wages
Personnel costs are recognised as an expense in the period to which they relate.
Obligations for contributions to the Inland Revenue Superannuation Scheme, State Sector Retirement Savings Scheme, KiwiSaver and the Government Superannuation Fund are accounted for as defined contribution schemes. These obligations are expensed.
Unaudited budget 2021
|$384,922||Salaries and wages||$373,048||$442,311|
|$12,473||Employer contributions to defined contribution scheme||$11,966||$13,810|
|$3,470||Training and development||$1,960||$3,580|
|$7,984||Retiring, long-service, annual and sick leave||$1,269||$3,031|
Explanation of major variances against budget
Personnel costs were $63.823 million lower than budget. The variance is due to the timing of the last phase of the transformation programme release that will now occur later in 2021, more cost-effective training and development activities delivered in-house and online, the reversal of retiring leave for employees who have left Inland Revenue, offset by an increase in termination benefits due to the timing of transformation organisation design decisions.