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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

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What you need to know about switching to payday filing

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, and
  • 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

ir-File discontinued

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.

 

 

 

 


How to payday file

You can switch to payday filing now. Review your payroll processes, plan and schedule when to make the switch. You can let us know you’re switching through myIR.

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Webinars

You can view our webinars on demand where we share information about payday filing and how to get prepared before April 2019.

Videos and guides

We have videos and a guide available to help you make the shift to payday filing, and factsheets in several languages.

Through myIR

  • Opt in through the Payroll returns account.
  • You can use the file upload or online entry options. We have how-to videos available on how to do this.

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Using payroll software

  • File directly 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.
  • Ask your software provider when they'll have payday filing compatible software.

Filing with paper

From March you will receive Employment Information (IR348) and New Employee Details (IR346) forms every month. These will replace the Employer Monthly Schedule (IR348) forms.

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