Skip to main content

Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Day, Monday 26 September Our phone lines and offices are closed, but you can still get in touch with us. Find out more

Delays to response times: It's taking longer than usual to answer calls and myIR messages, including for unclaimed money. You may be able to use self-service options in myIR. You can also find information on our website by typing in what you want to do in the search bar. Thank you for your understanding. Log in to myIR

Changes to the myIR login screen are coming You will not be able to use myIR between 1pm Saturday 8 October and 8am Monday 10 October. This is so we can update our external authentication system. From Monday 10 October the myIR login page will have a new look and feel, but the login process will not change.

Te whakauru kaimahi ki roto i te KiwiSaver Opt an employee into KiwiSaver

Your eligible existing employees, and some of your new ones who do not automatically enrol, can choose to opt into KiwiSaver through you.

Check you can opt them in

Not all your employees can opt in through you. Some of them can only opt in with a scheme provider.

Employees who choose to opt into KiwiSaver

Check employee eligibility for KiwiSaver

Ask your employee for a KiwiSaver deduction form - KS2

They may have already given you their KS2. Ask them to fill it in for you if you do not have it.

It tells you the rate to deduct KiwiSaver contributions from their pay.

Keep it for your records.

Give your employee the  KiwiSaver -employee information - KS3 factsheet

Give your employee the KS3. You need to do this within 7 days of getting their KS2.

Not giving them their KS3 may mean a penalty for you.

Give them a product disclosure statement

If your employee is opting into:

  • your employer-chosen scheme, you give them the product disclosure statement
  • a default KiwiSaver scheme, they get their product disclosure statement from us. 

Send us your New employee and KiwiSaver details - IR346K

Fill in a IR346K for the employee you're opting in.

You can complete these details in myIR or post it to the address on the form either:

  • before their first pay day
  • with the Employment information - IR348 form that includes their first pay.

Keep a copy for your records.

Start deductions and contributions

From the first pay after you’re notified start:

  • KiwiSaver deductions from your employee’s pay
  • making compulsory employer contributions (CEC) and paying employer superannuation contribution tax (ESCT).

KiwiSaver deductions from employee pay

Employer contributions to KiwiSaver and complying funds

Calculate KiwiSaver deductions and contributions

Sometimes employees opt into KiwiSaver through a scheme provider. This means they've chosen their own scheme and joined KiwiSaver through them.

If your employee opts in with a scheme provider, we’ll write to you to let you know:

  • they’ve opted in with a scheme provider
  • your employee’s IRD number
  • the rate by which they want you to deduct KiwiSaver contributions from their pay.

Choosing a KiwiSaver provider

Last updated: 28 Apr 2021
Jump back to the top of the page