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Employer filing dates around Christmas

25 December to 15 January (inclusive) are not considered working days, if a pay date falls between these dates the Employment Information (EI) will be due to be filed:

  • Electronic filers - 2 working days after 15 January
  • Paper filers - 10 working days after 15 January

If the pay date is before 25 December and the Christmas period affects the 2 or 10 working days, the working days will start from pay date and continue after 15 January.


Paper EI with payday 16 December 2022 would have a due date of 20 January 2023 – The working days are 17 December to 23 December (5 working days) and then 16 January 2023 to 20 January 2023 (4 working days).

Employer filing date on a weekend or a public holiday

If the due date falls on a weekend or a public holiday, the due date is the next working day.

Other key dates in January


Last updated: 09 Jan 2023
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