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Service changes and updates IR offices, myIR and phone lines (SPK2IR) are unavailable until the morning of Thursday 28 October for planned system maintenance. Find out more

Resurgence Support Payment (RSP) You will not be able to apply for the RSP in myIR until the morning of Thursday 28 October. Businesses affected by the alert level increase that started on 17 August can apply in myIR from 28 October. Applications for a 4th payment round are planned to open on 29 October. Find out more

Resurgence Support Payment (RSP) The government has announced an increase to the amount and frequency of the RSP from 12 November. Find out more

Suspending KiwiSaver contributions while receiving the wage subsidy

Wage subsidies should be processed as part of the employee’s normal wages and deductions of KiwiSaver contributions are made as normal.

Provided certain criteria are met KiwiSaver contributions may be suspended where an employee is receiving the wage subsidy. The only way to stop contributions is for the employee to request a savings suspension from Inland Revenue. They must request the savings suspension from Inland Revenue, we then notify the employer, provider and member once we have granted it. There are a few requirements:

  • they have to have been a contributing member for 12 months, unless it is a matter of financial hardship
  • the savings suspension is for a minimum period of 3 months, unless the employer agrees
  • the savings suspension can be granted for up to one year, but can be ended early, and another can be applied for if they would like to extend it further.
Last updated: 28 Apr 2021
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