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You can amend an employment information return after you've submitted it. For a particular payday you can:

  • amend an employee's details
  • add a new employee
  • remove an employee.

Gather your information

For each employee you want to amend details for, you will need their:

  • full name, IRD number and tax code
  • employment start date (if new employee)
  • employment end date (if departing employee)
  • pay period start and end dates
  • pay cycle
  • payday date
  • gross earnings
  • earnings not liable for ACC earners’ levy
  • lump sum acknowledgement
  • employer deductions, which may include PAYE, withholding tax, child support, student loan or KiwiSaver.

After logging into myIR, go to Payroll

Select the pay period you want to amend

You can do this under the Recent periods tab.


Select File or amend return

Select View or Amend Return

From here you can:

Amend an employee's details for this pay period

Choose the employee's name, then 'Amend'

Add a new employee for this pay period

Choose 'Add additional line item(s)'

Remove an employee for this pay period

Choose 'Removing line item' then 'Yes'

You need to check and declare each amendment is correct.

Log in to myIR

What happens next

You do not need to resubmit the employment information return.

Your amendments will show in your myIR account in 3-5 working days.