Employees you’ve enrolled into KiwiSaver can ask you to opt them out. Employees who’ve chosen to opt into KiwiSaver cannot opt out.
Employee gives you their opt out request
Check their request is within the opt out period
New employees automatically enrolled by you can opt out of KiwiSaver. But only between 2-8 weeks of them starting work (on or after day 14 and on or before day 56).
After this it's a late opt-out. It’s a request we approve, but only in some situations.
They need to post their late opt out request to us, or apply online.
Stop deductions, CEC, and ESCT payments
If your employee gives you their opt out request within 14-56 days, you can straight away stop:
- deducting KiwiSaver contributions from their pay
- paying compulsory employer contributions (CEC)
- employer superannuation contribution tax (ESCT) payments.
Make a copy of the KS10 for your records
Send a copy of the KS10 to us
If you're an employer who does:
- paper filing, post your copy with your next Employer schedule (IR348)
- payday filing, file your KS10 along with your usual payday file.
What happens next
We’ll refund to:
- you any CEC you have sent to us
- your employee the KiwiSaver deductions you have told us about.
KiwiSaver deductions you have not included in your return can be refunded directly to your employee.
You’ll need to apply for a refund of any employer superannuation contribution tax (ESCT) you’ve paid to us.