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For each employee in each pay period you need to work out:

  • the amount of ESCT to deduct
  • your net employer contribution.

The easiest way is to use our PAYE/KiwiSaver deductions calculator.

ESCT is calculated on each whole dollar of your employer contribution.

Gather your information

For each employee you need:

  • the employee’s salary or wage for the pay period
  • the employee’s tax code
  • the employee’s KiwiSaver or complying fund contribution percentage
  • your contribution percentage
  • the ESCT rate.

Use the Deductions from salary or wages calculator

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PAYE deductions from salary or wages calculator

Employers and employees can work out how much PAYE should be withheld from wages.

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Include ESCT in your payday filing

You need to show each employee’s ESCT in your payday filing. Include the ESCT with your regular payment to Inland Revenue.

Our Employer’s guide - IR335 has examples of how to work out ESCT.

Last updated: 31 Mar 2021
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