Sometimes your employee chooses the wrong tax code when they complete their Tax code declaration (IR330).
We often check the details on your Employer monthly schedule (IR348) or Employment information (EI) schedule to make sure your employees are on the right tax code. This is to make sure you deduct the correct amounts from your employees' salary or wages.
We'll let you know:
When you receive a letter from us you need to:
If you're changing an employee's tax code halfway through a month, don't use two lines for the one employee on the IR348 or EI. You'll need to:
You're legally required to change your employee's tax code to the one we tell you to use.
Using the correct tax code can help your employee avoid:
If your employee thinks their tax code is already correct, have them contact us. We can work out the best tax code for their situation.
If we agree your employee should remain on their current code you can change it back to the code they were on. Your employee can complete a new IR330 to confirm this.
If you haven't sent your IR348 or EI and payment to us, you can change the details to what they should've been. Give the deduction difference back to your employee.
If you've already sent your IR348 or EI and payment to us you can:
You can change the details to what they were supposed to be and request a refund of any overpaid:
You can then pay this to your employee.
You're employee can square up their tax position at the end of the year.