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It's time to shift to payday filing

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What you need to know about switching to payday filing

Woman holding tablet pointing to a screen that a man is looking at. Teal box with "payday filing" logo and the words "It's time to shift to payday filing."

What you need to know about switching to payday filing

Payday filing in a nutshell

From 1 April 2019 employers must:

  • File employment information every payday instead of an Employer monthly schedule (IR348).
  • Provide new and departing employees' address information, as well as their date of birth - if they have provided it to you.
  • File electronically (from payday compatible software or through myIR) if your annual PAYE/ESCT is $50,000 or more.


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).

Find out more about payday filing

Check out our video on why payday filing is good for employers

Ways to payday file

Including your employment information (and correct a file) and employee details:

In myIR through the Payroll returns account (instead of ir-File) by:

  • file upload - payday filing compatible software is required, or
  • onscreen data entry.

You'll need to let us know you've switched to payday filing by opting in through your myIR account before you can see or use this account.

Directly from your payday filing compatible software

With this option you will be able to file directly to us from your software.

A myIR account is a pre-requisite for this option as your myIR logon credentials are required to authorise any file submissions from your software.

Note: Paper filers can't switch to payday filing before April 2019 unless they change to electronic filing.

Switch to payday filing now

You can switch to electronic payday filing now.

  1. Review your payroll processes, plan and schedule when to shift.
  2. Ask your software provider when they'll have payday filing compatible software.
  3. If you're using myIR to file you'll need to let us know you're switching to payday filing. You can do this in myIR.

Check out how payday filing works for:

Check out our video on how to let us know you are switching to payday filing

Seminars

Bookings for seminars coming to a town near you are now open. Register today

We're running payday filing seminars across the country in the coming months. Ideal for payroll practitioners, we'll be sharing information about payday filing and how to get prepared before April 2019.

View the presentation if you can't make it to a seminar.

Webinars

In conjunction with CCH Learning you can register to view our payday filing webinars on demand where we share information about payday filing and how to get prepared before April 2019.