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KiwiSaver updates April 2022

Three changes to KiwiSaver for employees and employers take effect on 1 April.

New ways to change KiwiSaver contribution rate

KiwiSaver members who make contributions through deductions from their salaries and wages have more ways to change their KiwiSaver contribution rate. As well as directly with employers, members can now use myIR or contact their KiwiSaver scheme provider.

If an employee changes their rate in myIR or through their KiwiSaver scheme provider, we will issue a notification to advise of the rate change.

Returning employer contributions

If an employee has opted out of KiwiSaver or if there is an invalid/incorrect enrolment, any employer contributions will be offset against any amount outstanding. We'll refund any remaining balance.

Time-bar for employment information

Employers are no longer able to change employment information through myIR or Gateway Services if it has been 4 years or more since the return was first filed.

Our website has updated KiwiSaver information and guides reflecting these changes.


A webinar covering the KiwiSaver changes is also available.

Changes coming in 2022

Last updated: 31 Mar 2022
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