This webinar is offered in partnership with the New Zealand Payroll Practitioners Association (NZPPA).
Payroll practitioners new to payroll or existing payroll personnel wanting an update or professional accreditation with the NZPPA.
Payroll practitioners are multi skilled with skills in employment relations, accountancy and information technology. This course is for purpose of giving new or existing payroll practitioners a solid understanding of the legislative requirements that impact on the work they do in payroll.
The course trainer with provide numerous payroll related examples to relate legislation to payroll practice and processing. The course manual provided is packed with templates, examples and fully worked examples so it becomes an excellent resource back in the workplace.
- Overview of the New Zealand tax system
- Tax residence and determining when PAYE has to be paid
- Registering as an employer
- Tax codes and there administration
- Employee vs contractors
- IRD payroll responsibilities:
- IRD Forms, record keeping and reporting
- Tax codes and tax scales
- IRD legislation (Income Tax Act, Student Loan Scheme Act, Tax Administration Act)
- Basic tax calculations
- Payroll Giving
- Handling IRD requests and dealing with issues
- What is ESCT (Superannuation and KiwiSaver) and how it is determined?
- Providing Allowances to employees (what are taxable. Non-taxable and reimbursement allowances)
- Calculating extra pays and regular bonuses
- Accident Compensation Act 2001
- ACC definitions
- Standard and partnership ACC programmes
- Calculating the payment for the first week
- Child Support Act 1991(calculating child support deductions, record requirements)
- KiwiSaver And Superannuation requirements
- How to act of employee deductions from pay (IRD, Court etc.)
Employment agreement clauses
- Clauses important to payroll activities
Wages Protection Act
- Payment of wages
- Employee deductions
- Overpayments to employees
- How to calculate: Annual leave, Public holidays, Alternative holidays, Sick and Bereavement Leave
- Using “Pay as you go”
- Rules around close-down periods
- Record Keeping and enforcement
Parental Leave and Employment Protection Act
- Criteria for applying for parental leave
- Different types of parental leave
- Impact of parental leave on annual holidays
Other types of leave:
- Jury and witness leave
- Education Leave under the ERA
- Domestic leave & Special leave
- Long service Leave
- Volunteers Employment Protection Act
- Civil Defence Emergency Management Act
- Discretionary leave, Time off in lieu, Stress leave
Minimum Wage Act
Privacy Act (the 12 principles in relation to payroll activities)
Employment Relations Act
- Understanding the difference between employees and Contractors and the tests that can be used (including the tests the IRD applies)
- Understanding good faith behaviour and how that can impact on payroll decisions
- Interpreting and following the rules around collective agreements
- Individual employment agreements
- What must be included in a wage and time record
Actioning attachment orders (District Courts Act & amendments)
Participants receive as 300+ manual as a resource to use back in their workplace, after course support and a Certificate of Attendance.
At the end of the course participants will be able to:
- Identify the main rules required by legislation in relation to payroll
- Explain how calculations are undertaken for the various types of legislation undertaken in payroll.
- Highlight the risk areas for payroll and how to minimise them.
- On completion of the course attendees will receive a Certificate of Attendance.
This course in part will help in completing the online assessment requirements for NZPPA Certification to be a recognised payroll professional.