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Changes From 1st April 2017

Our March 2017 compliance release is now available.

View the PDF Newsletter online (2.6MB)

  • Fully updated ACC rates and thresholds for the 2017/18 financial year
  • If you have an employee using a Special Tax Code the PAYE on extra payments will now be calculated using that code.
  • The ACC Levy Threshold cap will now be applied to extra pay amounts and holiday pay that's paid in advance.
  • Ace Payroll feature enhancements
  • Ace Payroll product updates
  • New rules for Schedular Payments that apply to contractors

Holiday Pay Ruling Reminder

In March 2016, Inland Revenue issued a ruling stating that certain types of holiday pay must be taxed at the higher PAYE rate of extra pay, rather than the regular salary or wages rate.

Ace Payroll has been updated to help you handle these requirements.

The higher extra pay rate will be applied to holiday pay in advance, cashed up holiday pay, and termination payments. As you add holiday pay, Ace Payroll will calculate the correct PAYE rate for you.

Timing of Upgrade Installation

  • Install the upgrade as soon as possible, either by downloading the update directly from within your product if you are on a support plan or have purchased the latest major release or after receiving the CD. Learn more
  • Do no wait until after 1st April
  • The upgrade contains tax tables for periods before 1st April as well as after 1st April. The correct rate is automatically selected based on the pay period end date.
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The best time is as soon as possible, just after you have filed your regular payroll. In the unlikely event you have problems you have till the next pay period - at least a week - to get it right.

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The worst time to install the upgrade is just before your first April pay. In the unlikely event you have problems there is very little time to get it right.

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More On Tax Codes and Rates

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Tax Calculation Bills & Refunds
Tax bills & refunds, tax calculation checklist, monthly printed tax table discrepancies more..
April 2017 Changes
Recent legislative changes and Ace Payroll's latest newsletter more..
Tax Code Entry
Entry of tax codes, percentage tax deductions, student loan special tax codes, withholding tax at zero percent etc more..
Taxation of Holiday Pay
This article shows how easy it is to tax holiday pay according to IRD requirements more..
Overwriting PAYE Deductions
How to overwrite PAYE with your own value more..
Overwriting Default PAYE
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Student Loan Voluntary
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Payroll Software IRD Compliance
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Twice Monthly PAYE
How do I pay my PAYE twice a month in Ace Payroll? more..
Alphabetical Index
The Ace Payroll alphabetical index provides links to all documentation more..
Ace Payroll FAQ Contents
All the most common Ace Payroll questions grouped by categories in a short table of key words more..

More on Installation and Registration

Norton 360 Security Issues
Instructions if Norton 360 has detected Ace Payroll as a threat more..
Trend Micro Security Issues
Instructions if Trend Micro has detected Ace Payroll as a threat more..
Avast Security Issues
Instructions if Avast Security has detected Ace Payroll as a threat more..
April 2017 Changes
Recent legislative changes and Ace Payroll's latest newsletter more..
Using The F1 Help Manual
The F1 Help Manual contains hundreds of pages of written documentation, all carefully grouped, linked and indexed more..
Downloading Upgrades
Use this utility to download and install the latest Ace Payroll upgrade more..
Timing of Upgrade Installation
Install your upgrade as soon as possible. There is no need to wait until the new financial year more..
System Information
The system information utility provides information about your computer's environment that our help desk has found to be useful more..
Transferring Ace Payroll To Another Computer
How to transfer Ace Payroll from an old computer to a new one more..
Installing Without A CD
How to install Ace Payroll without a CD more..
Version & Serial Numbers
Press the F5 key at any time, from anywhere in the program, to find out the currently installed serial number and version more..
Registration
Program registration in 2 easy steps more..
Multiple Companies
You can use Ace Payroll to process wages for more than one company more..
Function Keys in Ace Payroll
The function keys in Ace Payroll can be used from anywhere in the program, at any time more..
Password Entry
There is a facility within the program to set a password. If set, a dialog is shown at program startup and requires the correct password to continue more..
Networking Ace Payroll
The standard version of Ace Payroll is easily networked - there is no additional software needed, nor additional licenses to buy more..
Ace Payroll & Windows 8
We have extensively tested Ace Payroll in a Windows 8 environment and there are no problems or special considerations more..
Ace Payroll & Windows 7
We have extensively tested Ace Payroll in a Windows 7 environment and there are no problems or special considerations more..
Using Ace Payroll On An Apple Mac
Many people use Ace Payroll on their Apple Mac computer more..
Apple Mac - Moving from Windows
Step by step instructions on moving Ace Payroll from Windows to an Apple Mac more..
Ace Payroll & Linux
These notes clarify running Ace Payroll under Linux, both on the desktop, and when using a Linux server more..
Alphabetical Index
The Ace Payroll alphabetical index provides links to all documentation more..
Ace Payroll FAQ Contents
All the most common Ace Payroll questions grouped by categories in a short table of key words more..
Ace Payroll Frequently Asked Questions
All the most common questions we are asked at Ace Payroll listed in a question format and grouped by category more..