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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

When you stop employing permanently

Let us know if you stop employing permanently, even if your business is still operating.

You need to file your last Employment Information - IR348 and include cease dates for all your employees.

You then need to cancel your payroll returns registration in your myIR payroll account. Go to 'I want to cancel account registration', complete the information and submit it to us.

If you file your employment information by paper you can note on your final IR348 that you are stopping employing staff and the date you are stopping.

Or you can call us to let us know.

When you are not paying wages for a month or more

You need to let us know if you:

  • are not paying wages for a month or more
  • employ staff irregularly during the year
  • are going to stop employing staff for a month or more.

If we know you’re an irregular employer we’ll only require you to file employment information for the months you’re employing staff.

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Contact us - Business - general questions

Last updated: 21 Sep 2020
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