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Monday 20th November more
Casual Employee Leave Setup Casual employees are employees that do not work on a regular basis. Follow this tutorial on how to setup their leave to be paid as they go.

Friday 17th November more
KiwiSaver Overview More information about Kiwisaver

Thursday 16th November more
IRD number On Payslips How to show IRD numbers on payslips

Wednesday 15th November more
Voluntary Student Loan Repayments Follow this tutorial on how to setup Student Loan repayments if your employee is wanting to pay it off quicker

Tuesday 14th November more
Tax Calculation Bills & Refunds What to do if your employee receives a Tax bill or refund.

Monday 13th November more
Payroll Giving Payroll Giving is a mechanism that allows staff to make charitable donations on a regular basis, and receive an immediate one third tax credit for the donation made.

Friday 10th November more
Total Remuneration Salary Total Remuneration is when an agreed salary package that includes the value of the KiwiSaver Employer contribution and any associated taxes.

Thursday 9th November more
Reducing Balance Deduction A reducing balance deduction automatically ceases once a set amount has been deducted.

Wednesday 8th November more
Paying Contractors Contractor Rules And How To Setup.

Tuesday 7th November more
Transferring Ace To A New Computer Follow this tutorial if you are wanting to move to a new computer

Monday 6th November more
IR File Made Simple Having Problems with IR Filing? This tutorial will give you a step by step guide on how to do this.

Friday 3rd November more
Adding A New Allowance Ace Payroll handles an almost unlimited number of allowances and deductions.

Thursday 2nd November more
Cashing Up Holiday Pay It is legal for an employee to cash up to one weeks annual leave each year and take the money rather than a holiday

Wednesday 1st November more
Bereavement Leave Overview on Bereavement Leave

Tuesday 31st October more
Internet Backup Internet Backup automatically backs up your data files to the Ace Payroll secure data centre each pay, if you are on a support contract.

Monday 30th October more
Extra Pays Extra Pays (or extra emoluments) are lump sum payments made to an employee and include bonuses, commissions, backpay, retiring or redundancy payments.

Friday 27th October more
Time Bank The time bank feature allows for the accumulation of hourly leave outside the legal requirements of the Holidays Act

Thursday 26th October more
Moving onto Apple Mac Moving Ace Payroll to an Apple Mac is not difficult. It is even easier if you follow these steps.

Wednesday 25th October more
Labour Day Public Holiday Monday was Labour day. This tutorial shows you how to pay for the labour day public holiday in Ace Payroll.

Tuesday 24th October more
Public Holiday Worked Use this method for an employee who works at any time on a public holiday

Friday 20th October more
Employment Relations Company to pay $6000 for poor employment record

Thursday 19th October more
Payslip Data Options Ace Payroll has the ability to show employee information on payslips including holiday and sick leave owing and YTD totals

Wednesday 18th October more
Understanding Termination Accruals When an employee terminates, the current year entitlement to days is eliminated. It is replaced by 8% of the gross earned from the last anniversary date.

Tuesday 17th October more
Networking Ace Payroll The standard version of Ace Payroll can be networked - there is no additional software needed, nor additional licenses to buy

Monday 16th October more
Employment Relations Canterbury vet awarded $23,000 for unjustified dismissal

Friday 13th October more
Child Support Variation Codes A child support variation code is used if you regularly deduct child support from an employee's wages.

Thursday 12th October more
KiwiSaver Overview More information about Kiwisaver

Wednesday 11th October more
IRD number On Payslips How to show IRD numbers on payslips

Tuesday 10th October more
Employment Relations Woman who did not reveal theft charge to new boss awarded $7000

Monday 9th October more
Voluntary Student Loan Repayments Follow this tutorial on how to setup Student Loan repayments if your employee is wanting to pay it off quicker

Thursday 5th October more
Earnings Certificate Earnings Certificates provide your employees with a record of their earnings, tax payments and deductions for the financial year selected.

Wednesday 4th October more
Payroll Giving Payroll Giving is a mechanism that allows staff to make charitable donations on a regular basis, and receive an immediate one third tax credit for the donation made.

Tuesday 3rd October more
Reducing Balance Deduction A reducing balance deduction automatically ceases once a set amount has been deducted.

Monday 2nd October more
IR File Amalgamation You cannot lodge more than one electronic monthly schedule with the IRD each month, so if you run an executive payroll separate from your main payroll you have problems.

Friday 29th September more
Transferring Ace To A New Computer Follow this tutorial if you are wanting to move to a new computer

Thursday 28th September more
IR File Made Simple Having Problems with IR Filing? This tutorial will give you a step by step guide on how to do this.

Wednesday 27th September more
Adding A New Allowance Ace Payroll handles an almost unlimited number of allowances and deductions.

Tuesday 26th September more
Paying Contractors Contractor Rules And How To Setup.

Monday 25th September more
Daylight Saving Remember to turn your clocks forward one hour this sunday. This tutorial clarifies the payroll situation for any employee working whent he time changes.

Friday 22nd September more
Ace Payroll Pricing No matter how many staff you employ, Ace Payroll costs $319 plus GST.

Thursday 21st September more
Extra Pays Extra Pays (or extra emoluments) are lump sum payments made to an employee and include bonuses, commissions, backpay, retiring or redundancy payments.

Wednesday 20th September more
Time Bank The time bank feature allows for the accumulation of hourly leave outside the legal requirements of the Holidays Act

Tuesday 19th September more
Changing All Employee Pay Frequencies This document explains how to change all employee pay frequencies from say weekly to fortnightly.

Monday 18th September more
Internet Backup Internet Backup automatically backs up your data files to the Ace Payroll secure data centre each pay, if you are on a support contract.

Friday 15th September more
Bereavement Leave Overview on Bereavement Leave

Thursday 14th September more
Cashing Up Holiday Pay It is legal for an employee to cash up to one weeks annual leave each year and take the money rather than a holiday

Wednesday 13th September more
Transaction Deletion Ace Payroll includes a feature that allows you to delete, and then if necessary undelete, any filed transactions.

Tuesday 12th September more
Understanding Termination Accruals When an employee terminates, the current year entitlement to days is eliminated. It is replaced by 8% of the gross earned from the last anniversary date.

Monday 11th September more
Networking Ace Payroll The standard version of Ace Payroll can be networked - there is no additional software needed, nor additional licenses to buy

Friday 8th September more
Payslip Data Options Ace Payroll has the ability to show employee information on payslips including holiday and sick leave owing and YTD totals

Thursday 7th September more
Extra Pays Extra Pays are lump sum payments made to an employee and include bonuses, commissions, backpay, retiring or redundancy payments.

Wednesday 6th September more
KiwiSaver Overview More information about Kiwisaver

Tuesday 5th September more
IRD number On Payslips How to show IRD numbers on payslips

Monday 4th September more
Child Support Variation Codes Follow this tutorial on how to setup Student Loan repayments if your employee is wanting to pay it off quicker

Friday 1st September more
Voluntary Student Loan Repayments Follow this tutorial on how to setup Student Loan repayments if your employee is wanting to pay it off quicker

Thursday 31st August more
Earnings Certificate Earnings Certificates provide your employees with a record of their earnings, tax payments and deductions for the financial year selected.

Wednesday 30th August more
Payroll Giving Payroll Giving is a mechanism that allows staff to make charitable donations on a regular basis, and receive an immediate one third tax credit for the donation made.

Tuesday 29th August more
Ace Payroll On Apple Mac Moving Ace Payroll to an Apple Mac is not difficult. It is even easier if you follow these steps

Monday 28th August more
IR File Amalgamation You cannot lodge more than one electronic monthly schedule with the IRD each month, so if you run an executive payroll separate from your main payroll you have problems.

Friday 25th August more
Transferring Ace To A New Computer Follow this tutorial if you are wanting to move to a new computer

Thursday 24th August more
Employment Relations Former boss ordered to pay $20k in holiday pay to hairdressers

Wednesday 23rd August more
Changing All Employee Pay Frequencies This document explains how to change all employee pay frequencies from say weekly to fortnightly.

Tuesday 22nd August more
Paying Contractors Contractor Rules And How To Setup.

Monday 21st August more
Adding A New Allowance Ace Payroll handles an almost unlimited number of allowances and deductions.

Friday 18th August more
Ace Payroll Pricing No matter how many staff you employ, Ace Payroll costs $319 plus GST.

Thursday 17th August more
Extra Pays Extra Pays (or extra emoluments) are lump sum payments made to an employee and include bonuses, commissions, backpay, retiring or redundancy payments.

Wednesday 16th August more
Time Bank The time bank feature allows for the accumulation of hourly leave outside the legal requirements of the Holidays Act

Tuesday 15th August more
IRFile Made Simple Having Problems with IR Filing? This tutorial will give you a step by step guide on how to do this.

Monday 14th August more
Internet Backup Internet Backup automatically backs up your data files to the Ace Payroll secure data centre each pay, if you are on a support contract.

Friday 11th August more
Bereavement Leave Overview on Bereavement Leave

Thursday 10th August more
Reducing Balance Deduction A reducing balance deduction automatically ceases once a set amount has been deducted.

Wednesday 9th August more
Transaction Deletion How to delete or undelete a transaction in Ace Payroll.

Tuesday 8th August more
Casual Employee Setup Casual employees are employees that do not work on a regular basis.

Monday 7th August more
Networking Ace Payroll The standard version of Ace Payroll can be networked - there is no additional software needed, nor additional licenses to buy

Friday 4th August more
Backing Up To Memory Stick A memory stick is a device that plugs into a USB port on your computer and allows you to easily back up data.

Thursday 3rd August more
Multiple Pay Rates There are times you need to pay an employee two different rates for the same period, such as when the minimum wage changes or someone does two jobs. This tutorial shows how to set up a new pay rate to handle this in Ace Payroll.

Wednesday 2nd August more
Resuming Employee Follow this tutorial if you are wanting to resume an employee that previously worked for you.

Tuesday 1st August more
IRD number On Payslips How to show IRD numbers on payslips

Monday 31st July more
Total Remuneration Setup Total Remuneration is when an agreed salary package includes the value of the KiwiSaver Employer contribution and any associated taxes.

Friday 28th July more
Casual Employee Setup Casual employees are employees that do not work on a regular basis.

Thursday 27th July more
Voluntary Student Loan Repayments Follow this tutorial on how to setup Student Loan repayments if your employee is wanting to pay it off quicker

Wednesday 26th July more
Ace Payroll On Apple Mac Moving Ace Payroll to an Apple Mac is not difficult. It is even easier if you follow these steps

Tuesday 25th July more
Payroll Giving Payroll Giving is a mechanism that allows staff to make charitable donations on a regular basis, and receive an immediate one third tax credit for the donation made.

Monday 24th July more
Transferring Ace To A New Computer Follow this tutorial if you are wanting to move to a new computer

Friday 21st July more
IR File Amalgamation You cannot lodge more than one electronic monthly schedule with the IRD each month, so if you run an executive payroll separate from your main payroll you have problems.

Thursday 20th July more
Changing All Employee Pay Frequencies This document explains how to change all employee pay frequencies from say weekly to fortnightly.

Wednesday 19th July more
Direct Crediting Deductions Employee deductions such as WINZ, Department Of Courts, IRD etc can be linked to a bank account for automatic payment by direct credit each pay.

Tuesday 18th July more
Cashing Up Holiday Pay It is legal for an employee to cash up to one weeks annual leave each year and take the money rather than a holiday.

Monday 17th July more
Payments To Non-Standard Accounts Most employees have standard bank account numbers which are entered directly into the payroll. Some however may want their pay direct credited to a PSIS account or Credit Card.

Friday 14th July more
Total Remuneration Salary Total Remuneration is when an agreed salary package - say, $50,000 a year - includes the value of the KiwiSaver Employer contribution and any associated taxes.

Thursday 13th July more
Time Bank The time bank feature allows for the accumulation of hourly leave outside the legal requirements of the Holidays Act

Wednesday 12th July more
IRFile Made Simple Having Problems with IR Filing? This tutorial will give you a step by step guide on how to do this.

Tuesday 11th July more
Holiday pay that attracts the extra pay tax rate Inland Revenue has ruled 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.

Monday 10th July more
Extra Pays Extra Pays (or extra emoluments) are lump sum payments made to an employee and include bonuses, commissions, backpay, retiring or redundancy payments.

Friday 7th July more
IRFile Made Simple Having Problems with IR Filing? This tutorial will give you a step by step guide on how to do this.

Thursday 6th July more
Earnings Certificate Earnings Certificates provide your employees with a record of their earnings, tax payments and deductions for the financial year selected.

Wednesday 5th July more
Transaction Deletion How to delete or undelete a transaction in Ace Payroll.

Tuesday 4th July more
Casual Employee Setup Casual employees are employees that do not work on a regular basis.

Monday 3rd July more
Networking Ace Payroll The standard version of Ace Payroll can be networked - there is no additional software needed, nor additional licenses to buy

Friday 30th June more
Backing Up To Memory Stick A memory stick is a device that plugs into a USB port on your computer and allows you to easily back up data.

Thursday 29th June more
Multiple Pay Rates There are times you need to pay an employee two different rates for the same period, such as when the minimum wage changes or someone does two jobs. This tutorial shows how to set up a new pay rate to handle this in Ace Payroll.

Wednesday 28th June more
Employment Relations ERA fines asparagus picking firm $60k for labour breaches

Tuesday 27th June more
IRD number On Payslips How to show IRD numbers on payslips

Monday 26th June more
Ace Payroll Pricing No matter how many staff you employ, Ace Payroll costs $319 plus GST.

Friday 23rd June more
IRD number On Payslips How to show IRD numbers on payslips

Thursday 22nd June more
Total Remuneration Setup Total Remuneration is when an agreed salary package includes the value of the KiwiSaver Employer contribution and any associated taxes.

Wednesday 21st June more
Ace Payroll On Apple Mac Moving Ace Payroll to an Apple Mac is not difficult. It is even easier if you follow these steps

Tuesday 20th June more
Voluntary Student Loan Repayments Follow this tutorial on how to setup Student Loan repayments if your employee is wanting to pay it off quicker.

Monday 19th June more
Resuming Employee Follow this tutorial if you are wanting to resume an employee that previously worked for you.

Friday 16th June more
IR File Amalgamation You cannot lodge more than one electronic monthly schedule with the IRD each month, so if you run an executive payroll separate from your main payroll you have problems.

Thursday 15th June more
Employment Relations Sacking via text message is not OK

Wednesday 14th June more
Internet Backup Internet Backup automatically backs up your data files to the Ace Payroll secure data centre each pay.

Tuesday 13th June more
Cashing Up Holiday Pay It is legal for an employee to cash up to one weeks annual leave each year and take the money rather than a holiday.

Monday 12th June more
Direct Crediting Deductions Employee deductions such as WINZ, Department Of Courts, IRD etc can be linked to a bank account for automatic payment by direct credit each pay.

Friday 9th June more
Bereavement Leave Bereavement leave is covered by Section 62 to Section 72 of the Holidays Act 2003.

Thursday 8th June more
Time Bank The time bank feature allows for the accumulation of hourly leave outside the legal requirements of the Holidays Act

Wednesday 7th June more
Public Holiday Worked Use this method for an employee who works at any time on a public holiday.

Tuesday 6th June more
Queens Birthday The Queen's Birthday is always observed in New Zealand on the first Monday in June.

Friday 2nd June more
Holiday pay that attracts the extra pay tax rate Inland Revenue has ruled 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.

Thursday 1st June more
IRFile Made Simple Having Problems with IR Filing? This tutorial will give you a step by step guide on how to do this.

Inland Revenue has ruled 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.

Wednesday 31st May more
Employment Relations Truck driver unjustifiably dismissed after employer extends 90-day trial period

Tuesday 30th May more
Casual Employee Setup Casual employees are employees that do not work on a regular basis.

Monday 29th May more
Earnings Certificate Earnings Certificates provide your employees with a record of their earnings, tax payments and deductions for the financial year selected.

Friday 26th May more
Payslip Data Options From the Pay Calculation Menu on the front screen select Produce Payslips , then select Setup.

Thursday 25th May more
Emailed Payslips - Overview Payslips can be emailed to employees from all versions of Ace Payroll

Wednesday 24th May more
Public Holiday Taken Use this method for an employee who did not work on the public holiday, but would have worked had the day not been a public holiday.

Tuesday 23rd May more
Multiple Pay Rates There are times you need to pay an employee two different rates for the same period, such as when the minimum wage changes or someone does two jobs. This tutorial shows how to set up a new pay rate to handle this in Ace Payroll.

Monday 22nd May more
Ace Payroll Pricing No matter how many staff you employ, Ace Payroll costs $319 plus GST.

Friday 19th May more
IRD number On Payslips How to show IRD numbers on payslips

Thursday 18th May more
Total Remuneration Setup Total Remuneration is when an agreed salary package includes the value of the KiwiSaver Employer contribution and any associated taxes.

Wednesday 17th May more
Ace Payroll On Apple Mac Moving Ace Payroll to an Apple Mac is not difficult. It is even easier if you follow these steps

Tuesday 16th May more
Voluntary Student Loan Repayments Follow this tutorial on how to setup Student Loan repayments if your employee is wanting to pay it off quicker.

Monday 15th May more
Payments To Non-Standard Accounts Most employees have standard bank account numbers which are entered directly into the payroll. Some however may want their pay direct credited to a PSIS account or Credit Card.

Friday 12th May more
Court Fine Deductions The Ministry of Justice writes to an employer telling them to deduct money from an employee and pay it to them. Follow this tutorial to set these up

Thursday 11th May more
IR File Amalgamation You cannot lodge more than one electronic monthly schedule with the IRD each month, so if you run an executive payroll separate from your main payroll you have problems.

Wednesday 10th May more
Resuming Employee Follow this tutorial if you are wanting to resume an employee that previously worked for you.

Tuesday 9th May more
Delete Transaction Use this tutorial if you are wanting to delete payments that have been filed in Ace Payroll.

Monday 8th May more
Internet Backup Internet Backup automatically backs up your data files to the Ace Payroll secure data centre each pay.

Friday 5th May more
Direct Crediting Deductions Employee deductions such as WINZ, Department Of Courts, IRD etc can be linked to a bank account for automatic payment by direct credit each pay.

Thursday 4th May more
Bereavement Leave Bereavement leave is covered by Section 62 to Section 72 of the Holidays Act 2003.

Wednesday 3rd May more
Employment Relations Mechanic fired for putting family first wins employment case

Tuesday 2nd May more
Cashing Up Holiday Pay It is legal for an employee to cash up to one weeks annual leave each year and take the money rather than a holiday.

Monday 1st May more
Annual Closedown This tutorial shows you how to handle an annual compulsory closedown in Ace Payroll.

Friday 28th April more
Backing Up To Memory Stick A memory stick is a device that plugs into a USB port on your computer and allows you to easily back up data.

Thursday 27th April more
IRFile Made Simple Having Problems with IR Filing? This tutorial will give you a step by step guide on how to do this.

Wednesday 26th April more
Anzac Day Yesterday was the Anzac Day public holiday. This tutorial shows you how to pay for Anzac Day in Ace Payroll if an employee did not work.

Monday 24th April more
Using The F1 Help Manual The F1 Help Manual contains hundreds of pages of written documentation.

Friday 21st April more
Backing Up To Memory Stick A memory stick is a device that plugs into a USB port on your computer and allows you to easily back up data.

Thursday 20th April more
Payslip Data Options From the Pay Calculation Menu on the front screen select Produce Payslips , then select Setup.

Wednesday 19th April more
Holiday pay that attracts the extra pay tax rate Inland Revenue has ruled 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.

Tuesday 18th April more
Public Holiday Taken Use this method for an employee who did not work on the public holiday, but would have worked had the day not been a public holiday.

Thursday 13th April more
Multiple Pay Rates There are times you need to pay an employee two different rates for the same period, such as when the minimum wage changes or someone does two jobs. This tutorial shows how to set up a new pay rate to handle this in Ace Payroll.

Wednesday 12th April more
Ace Payroll Pricing No matter how many staff you employ, Ace Payroll costs $319 plus GST.

Tuesday 11th April more
IRD number On Payslips How to show IRD numbers on payslips

Monday 10th April more
Employment Relations Luxury resort to pay former employee $45,000

Friday 7th April more
Ace Payroll On Apple Mac Moving Ace Payroll to an Apple Mac is not difficult. It is even easier if you follow these steps

Thursday 6th April more
Kiwisaver Contribution Holiday All applications for a contributions holiday must be made to the IRD using a KS6 Contributions Holiday request form

Wednesday 5th April more
Payments To Non-Standard Accounts Most employees have standard bank account numbers which are entered directly into the payroll. Some however may want their pay direct credited to a PSIS account or Credit Card.

Tuesday 4th April more
New Minimum Wage From 1st April 2017 the adult rate is $15.75 an hour, and applies to all workers 18 years and over. The new entrants minimum hourly rate increases to $12.60, or 80 per cent of the adult minimum wage.

Monday 3rd April more
Daylight Savings Remember to turn your clocks back on Saturday - Daylight savings ends on sunday at 2.00am, 2 April 2017. This tutorial clarifies the payroll situation for any employee working when the time changes back.

Friday 31st March more
Helpdesk Is OPEN This Saturday Because its the end of financial year and we are dedicated to make the process as easy as possible, the Ace Payroll helpdesk will be open on saturday 1/4/17 between the hours of 11am and 3pm.

Thursday 30th March more
Amalgamation of Electronic Monthly Schedules We created an additional module that amalgamates ir-files for two or more companies. This means you keep your payrolls separate, but send just one file to the IRD.

Wednesday 29th March more
Internet Backup Internet Backup automatically backs up your data files to the Ace Payroll secure data centre each pay.

Tuesday 28th March more
Employment Relations Sacked worker loses case because he had started 90-day trial period.

Monday 27th March more
Bereavement Leave Bereavement leave is covered by Section 62 to Section 72 of the Holidays Act 2003.

Friday 24th March more
Direct Crediting Deductions Employee deductions such as WINZ, Department Of Courts, IRD etc can be linked to a bank account for automatic payment by direct credit each pay.

Thursday 23rd March more
2017 Upgrade Newsletter The 2017 upgrade has been released - check out our newsletter for this years changes.

Wednesday 22nd March more
Employment Relations Food company fined a further $11k over immigrant's wages

Tuesday 21st March more
Cashing Up Holiday Pay From 1st April 2011 it is legal for an employee to cash up to one weeks annual leave each year and take the money rather than a holiday.

Monday 20th March more
IRFile Made Simple Having Problems with IR Filing? This tutorial will give you a step by step guide on how to do this.

Friday 17th March more
Using The F1 Help Manual The F1 Help Manual contains hundreds of pages of written documentation.

Thursday 16th March more
Backing Up To Memory Stick A memory stick is a device that plugs into a USB port on your computer and allows you to easily back up data.

Wednesday 15th March more
Payslip Data Options From the Pay Calculation Menu on the front screen select Produce Payslips , then select Setup.

Tuesday 14th March more
Holiday pay that attracts the extra pay tax rate Inland Revenue has ruled 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.

Monday 13th March more
Kiwisaver Contribution Holiday All applications for a contributions holiday must be made to the IRD using a KS6 Contributions Holiday request form

Friday 10th March more
Transferring Ace to a new computer Follow this tutorial when moving Ace to another computer.

Thursday 9th March more
Ace Payroll Pricing No matter how many staff you employ, Ace Payroll costs $319 plus GST.

Wednesday 8th March more
Deleting Transaction Ace Payroll includes a feature that allows you to delete, and then if necessary undelete, any filed transactions.

Tuesday 7th March more
IRD number On Payslips How to show IRD numbers on payslips

Monday 6th March more
Multiple Pay Rates There are times you need to pay an employee two different rates for the same period, such as when the minimum wage changes or someone does two jobs. This tutorial shows how to set up a new pay rate to handle this in Ace Payroll.

Friday 3rd March more
Resuming Employee Use this tutorial if an employee is coming back to work.

Thursday 2nd March more
Employment Relations Have businesses pocketed money meant for employees out of work from quake?

Wednesday 1st March more
Payments To Non-Standard Accounts Most employees have standard bank account numbers which are entered directly into the payroll. Some however may want their pay direct credited to a PSIS account or Credit Card.

February 2017

Tuesday 28th February more
Kiwisaver Contribution Holiday All applications for a contributions holiday must be made to the IRD using a KS6 Contributions Holiday request form

Monday 27th February more
Ace Payroll On Apple Mac Moving Ace Payroll to an Apple Mac is not difficult. It is even easier if you follow these steps.

Friday 24th February more
Employement Relations Marlborough vineyard contractors taken to ERA.

Thursday 23rd February more
One Off Payments The One Off Payment routine is used for paying amounts that fall outside of the regular pay run.

Wednesday 22nd February more
Internet Backup Internet Backup automatically backs up your data files to the Ace Payroll secure data centre each pay.

Tuesday 21st February more
Amalgamation of Electronic Monthly Schedules We created an additional module that amalgamates ir-files for two or more companies. This means you keep your payrolls separate, but send just one file to the IRD.

Monday 20th February more
Ace Payroll Help System This page demonstrates how Ace Payroll provides help on every screen as well as a comprehensive F1 help manual.

Friday 17th February more
2017 Upgrade Newsletter The 2017 upgrade has been released - check out our newsletter for this years changes.

Thursday 16th February more
Direct Crediting Deductions Employee deductions such as WINZ, Department Of Courts, IRD etc can be linked to a bank account for automatic payment by direct credit each pay.

Wednesday 15th February more
Bereavement Leave Bereavement leave is covered by Section 62 to Section 72 of the Holidays Act 2003.

Tuesday 14th February more
Employment Relations Authority Worker threatened to break into workshop with bolt cutters after text argument.

Monday 13th February more
Using The F1 Help Manual The F1 Help Manual contains hundreds of pages of written documentation.

Friday 10th February more
Backing Up To Memory Stick A memory stick is a device that plugs into a USB port on your computer and allows you to easily back up data.

Thursday 9th February more
Payslip Data Options From the Pay Calculation Menu on the front screen select Produce Payslips , then select Setup.

Wednesday 8th February more
Cashing Up Holiday Pay From 1st April 2011 it is legal for an employee to cash up to one weeks annual leave each year and take the money rather than a holiday.

Tuesday 7th February more
Waitangi Day The official Waitangi Day is always observed on the 6th of February.

Friday 3rd February more
Holiday pay that attracts the extra pay tax rate As of March 2016, Inland Revenue has ruled 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.

Thursday 2nd February more
Public Holiday Worked This tutorial shows you how to pay Public Holiday Worked for an employee who works on one of the public holidays.

Wednesday 1st February more
Ace Payroll Pricing No matter how many staff you employ, Ace Payroll costs $319 plus GST.

January 2017

Tuesday 31st January more
Deleting Transaction Ace Payroll includes a feature that allows you to delete, and then if necessary undelete, any filed transactions.

Monday 30th January more
Multiple Pay Rates There are times you need to pay an employee two different rates for the same period, such as when the minimum wage changes or someone does two jobs. This tutorial shows how to set up a new pay rate to handle this in Ace Payroll.

Friday 27th January more
IRD On Payslips How to show IRD number on payslips

Thursday 26th January more
Resuming Employee Use this tutorial if an employee is coming back to work.

Wednesday 25th January more
Transferring Ace to a new computer Follow this tutorial when moving Ace to another computer.

Tuesday 24th January more
Kiwisaver Contribution Holiday All applications for a contributions holiday must be made to the IRD using a KS6 Contributions Holiday request form

Monday 23rd January more
Wellington Anniversary Day Today is Wellington Anniversary Day. This document shows you how to pay this public holiday in Ace Payroll.

Friday 20th January more
Ace Payroll On Apple Mac Moving Ace Payroll to an Apple Mac is not difficult. It is even easier if you follow these steps.

Thursday 19th January more
One Off Payments The One Off Payment routine is used for paying amounts that fall outside of the regular pay run.

Wednesday 18th January more
Internet Backup Internet Backup automatically backs up your data files to the Ace Payroll secure data centre each pay.

Tuesday 17th January more
Tax Bills & Refunds My employee received a tax bill for the last financial year. I know I have them on the right tax code and am sure Ace Payroll is right. Is it possible to do everything right each pay, but still have a tax bill or tax refund at the end of the year?

Monday 16th January more
Download Our Trial Version Looking for a new payroll Software? Download our latest Demo for free and see how Ace Payroll can make wages the efficient, error free and easy task it should be.

Friday 13th January more
Amalgamation of Electronic Monthly Schedules We created an additional module that amalgamates ir-files for two or more companies. This means you keep your payrolls separate, but send just one file to the IRD.

Thursday 12th January more
Child Support Variation Codes A child support variation code is used if you regularly deduct child support from an employee's wages, but the amount deducted in a certain pay period is different.

Tuesday 10th January more
Direct Crediting Deductions Employee deductions such as WINZ, Department Of Courts, IRD etc can be linked to a bank account for automatic payment by direct credit each pay.

Monday 9th January more
Bereavement Leave Bereavement leave is covered by Section 62 to Section 72 of the Holidays Act 2003.

Friday 6th January more
Changing Frequencies This document explains how to change all employee pay frequencies from say weekly to fortnightly.

Thursday 5th January more
Ace Payroll Pricing No matter how many staff you employ, Ace Payroll costs $319 plus GST.

Wednesday 4th January more
Happy New Year! This tutorial shows you how to pay Public Holiday Worked for an employee who works on one of the public holidays.

December 2016

Friday 30th December more
Payslip Data Options This tutorial shows you how to add leave balances onto your employees payslips.

Thursday 29th December more
Cashing up Holiday Pay It is legal for an employee to cash up to one weeks annual leave each year and take the money rather than a holiday.

Wednesday 28th December more
Merry Christmas From Ace Payroll Merry Christmas! Our helpdesk will continue to be available during the christmas period, Public holidays Excepted.

Friday 23rd December more
Public Holiday Worked Merry Christmas! This tutorial shows you how to pay Public Holiday Worked for an employee who works on one of the public holidays.

Thursday 22nd December more
Christmas Bonuses This tutorial shows you how to pay Christmas Bonuses in Ace Payroll and how to ensure they are taxed correctly.

Wednesday 21st December more
Holiday pay that attracts the extra pay tax rate As of March 2016, Inland Revenue has ruled 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.

Tuesday 20th December more
Christmas and New Year 2016/2017 Transferring of Christmas and New Year this year.

Monday 19th December more
Employment Relations Bankrupt franchisee's wife liable to pay wages

Friday 16th December more
Employment Relations Rotorua business fined for minimum wage breach

Thursday 15th December more
Amalgamating IR Files We created an additional module that amalgamates ir-files for two or more companies

Wednesday 14th December more
Transferring Ace to a new computer Follow this tutorial when moving Ace to another computer.

Tuesday 13th December more
Backing up to a memory stick A memory stick is a device that plugs into a USB port on your computer and allows you to easily back up data.

Monday 12th December more
IRD On Payslips How to show IRD number on payslips

Friday 9th December more
Resuming Employee Use this tutorial if an employee is coming back to work.

Thursday 8th December more
Public Holiday Taken Use this method for an employee who did not work on the public holiday, but would have worked had the day not been a public holiday

Wednesday 7th December more
Payslip Data Options Use this tutorial if you are wanting to add additional information to your payslips

Tuesday 6th December more
Deleting Transaction Ace Payroll includes a feature that allows you to delete, and then if necessary undelete, any filed transactions.

Monday 5th December more
Employment Relations Authority Rotorua kebab shop fined $73,000 for not paying hard-working employee the minimum wage

Friday 2nd December more
Public Holiday Calendar From anywhere in Ace Payroll, hit the F7 key on the keyboard. This brings up the Calendar.

Thursday 1st December more
Internet Banking Ace Payroll interfaces with all New Zealand banking systems. Follow this guide in how to set up Interent Banking

November 2016

Wednesday 30th November more
Employment Relations Authority Coffee shop fined $6000 after receiving money to help employee with her visa.

Tuesday 29th November more
Running On A Mac Computer Moving Ace Payroll to an Apple Mac is not difficult. It is even easier if you follow these steps.

Monday 28th November more
Ace Payroll Pricing No matter how many staff you employ, Ace Payroll costs $319 plus GST.

Friday 25th November more
Employment Relations Authority Christchurch man was awarded $8000 compensation after the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) found he was unfairly dismissed, and had his pay withheld unfairly.

Thursday 24th November more
0800 Support Line Update MYOB Ace Payroll are making some improvements to our phone lines over the next couple of days. If the 0800 number is unavailable for any reason then please call the international number directly 04 5869600 and this should go straight to one of our Helpdesk Support Team.

Wednesday 23rd November more
Bonus Payments Extra Emoluments are lump sum payments made to an employee and include bonuses, commissions, backpay, retiring or redundancy payments.

Tuesday 22nd November more
Cashing up Holiday Pay It is legal for an employee to cash up to one weeks annual leave each year and take the money rather than a holiday.

Monday 21st November more
Allowance Rules - Taxable Or Non Taxable? Unsure whether an Allowance is taxable or not? This useful guide from Inland Revenue may assist.

Friday 18th November more
Payroll News The Government has announced a package of support for small businesses in Kaikoura that will be badly affected for months to come.

Thursday 17th November more
Multiple Pay Rates There are times you need to pay an employee two different rates for the same period, such as when the minimum wage changes or someone does two jobs. This tutorial shows how to set up a new pay rate to handle this in Ace Payroll.

Wednesday 16th November more
KiwiSaver Reversals I made KiwiSaver contributions for an individual which I now need to reverse because they have opted out. How can I do this in Ace Payroll?

Tuesday 15th November more
Changing From Casual I have a casual employee who has recently become a permanent employee. How do I change their holiday pay from 8% each pay?

Monday 14th November more
Payments To Non-Standard Accounts Most employees have standard bank account numbers which are entered directly into the payroll. Some however may want their pay direct credited to a PSIS account or Credit Card.

Friday 11th November more
Using The F1 Help Manual The F1 Help Manual contains hundreds of pages of written documentation, all carefully grouped, linked and indexed.

Thursday 10th November more
F2 Employee Index How to search for an employee on the Ace Payroll employee index.

Wednesday 9th November more
One Off Payments The One Off Payment routine is used for paying amounts that fall outside of the regular pay run. You can produce a payslip, create a direct credit and save the one off payment without waiting until your normal payroll day.

Tuesday 8th November more
Recording Hours Worked Is there a way I can record the hours my staff work each day, and report this on their payslip?

Monday 7th November more
Payroll News. Novopay botch-up, investigation after personal pay details sent to wrong schools.

Friday 4th November more
Bereavement Leave. There is no bereavement leave entitlement within the first 6 months of employment.

Thursday 3rd November more
Employment Relations Authority. Whangarei woman awarded $4,000 for unfair dismissal

Wednesday 2nd November more
Work and Income Deductions. Sometimes, WINZ writes to an employer telling them to deduct money from an employee and pay it to them

Tuesday 1st November more
Mulitple Companies. Ace has the ability to have multiple companies loaded.

October 2016

Monday 31st October more
Amalgamation of Electronic Monthly Schedules. We created an additional module that amalgamates ir-files for two or more companies. This means you keep your payrolls separate, but send just one file to the IRD.

Friday 28th October more
Employment Relations Authority. Eketahuna pub company ordered to pay $32,000 to former staff members.

Thursday 27th October more
Backing Up to Memory Stick. Ace Payroll should be backed up, each payrun, onto a removable drive.

Wednesday 26th October more
Deleting Transaction. Follow this tutorial if there is a pay or payrun that needs to be deleted out of Ace Payroll.

Tuesday 25th October more
Labour Day In New Zealand. Labour Day is always observed on the 4th Monday in October

Friday 21st October more
Resuming Employees. Follow this tutorial if you have an employee coming back to work for you.

Thursday 20th October more
Password For Ace. There is a facility within the program to set a password on entry into Ace Payroll

Wednesday 19th October more
Internet Backup. The internet backup is available to clients that are on a support contract.

Tuesday 18th October more
Ace Payroll on Apple Mac. Moving Ace Payroll to an Apple Mac is not difficult. It is even easier if you follow these steps.

Monday 17th October more
Public Holiday Calendar. From anywhere in Ace Payroll, hit the F7 key on the keyboard. This brings up the Calendar.

Friday 14th October more
Payments To Non-Standard Accounts. How to setup direct credits from an employees bank account to a credit card.

Thursday 13th October more
Time Bank. The time bank feature is used to accumulate unpaid time worked, and then allow that time off at a later date.

Wednesday 12th October more
Public Holiday Entitlements. Ace Payroll receives many calls after a public holiday.

Tuesday 11th October more
IRFile Made Simple. It is important the IRD receive both the IR348 and the IR345 each month.

Monday 10th October more
Employment Relations Authority. Two farm workers were paid out after an unfair dismissal claim was upheld by the ERA.

Friday 7th October more
Employment Relations Authority. A food court on Auckland's North Shore will pay $164,397 for forcing its cleaners to work without pay for 20 hours a week.

Thursday 6th October more
Child Support Variation Codes. A child support variation code is used if you regularly deduct child support from an employee's wages

Wednesday 5th October more
Cashing Up Holiday Pay. It is legal for an employee to cash up to one weeks annual leave each year and take the money rather than a holiday

Tuesday 4th October more
Bills and Refunds. This helps you understand the reason why an employee could be entitled to a refund or if they have a tax bill.

Monday 3rd October more
Employment Relations Authority. Vintage Farm Trust has been ordered to pay at least $87,000 for employment breaches including paying workers below the minimum wage.

September 2016

Friday 30th September more
Annual Holiday Payments. Payment for Annual Holidays is covered by Section 21 to Section 28 of the Holidays Act 2003

Thursday 29th September more
Reducing Balance Deductions A reducing balance deduction automatically ceases once a set amount has been deducted. They are especially useful when a third party asks an employer to deduct a certain amount from employee wages over a period of time.

Wednesday 28th September more
Recording Hours Worked Each Day Ace Payroll has the ability to record the hours an Employee works on that specific day.

Tuesday 27th September more
Extra Pays Extra Pays are lump sum payments made to an employee and include bonuses, commissions, backpay, retiring or redundancy payments.

Monday 26th September more
Daylight Saving Remember to turn your clocks forward 1 hour this sunday. This tutorial clarifies the payroll situation for any employee working when the time changes.

Friday 23rd September more
Payroll News 'Defects' delay delivery of police payroll system to next year

Thursday 22nd September more
Amalgamation of Electronic Monthly Schedules You cannot lodge more than one electronic monthly schedule with the IRD each month,

Wednesday 21st September more
Voluntary Student Loan Repayments Employees can pay more into their student loan to pay it off quicker.

Tuesday 20th September more
Jury Service There is no legal obligation to pay an employee for time on jury service.

Monday 19th September more
Installing Ace Payroll Without A CD Ace Payroll is easily installed on a computer without needing a CD.

Friday 16th September more
Changing Frequencies This document explains how to change all employee pay frequencies from say weekly to fortnightly.

Thursday 15th September more
WINZ deduction Sometimes, WINZ writes to an employer telling them to deduct money from an employee and pay it to them.

Wednesday 14th September more
Internet Banking Ace Payroll interfaces with all New Zealand banking systems.

Tuesday 13th September more
Internet Backup Internet Backup automatically backs up your data files to the Ace Payroll secure data centre each pay.

Monday 12th September more
Period & Payment Dates This article describes the differences between using period end and actual payment dates in Ace Payroll.

Friday 9th September more
Using The F1 Help Manual The F1 Help Manual contains hundreds of pages of written documentation.

Thursday 8th September more
Deleting Transactions Ace Payroll includes a feature that allows you to delete, and then if necessary undelete, any filed transactions.

Wednesday 7th September more
Backing Up To Memory Stick Backups should be made each payrun. Follow this Tutorial on how to backup.

Tuesday 6th September more
Employment Relations Authority A woman worked at a cafe for four months, but was only paid $92 for her 275 hours of work

Monday 5th September more
Paying Contractors Follow this tutorial when paying contractors.

Friday 2nd September more
Employment Relations Authority Four early childcare teachers have successfully argued that not stating an official start date for a 90-day trial period in an employment agreement voided the entire trial.

Thursday 1st September more
Pay Rate Change Mid Period There are times you need to pay an employee two different rates for the same period

August 2016

Wednesday 31st August more
Employment Relations Authority Marlborough labour contractor calls for harsher penalties for 'dodgy contractors' breaching employment regulations.

Tuesday 30th August more
Bereavement Leave This tutorial outlines the rules around bereavement leave and when to use it.

Monday 29th August more
Networking Ace Payroll The standard version of Ace Payroll can be networked - there is no additional software needed, nor additional licenses to buy.

Friday 26th August more
Employment Relations Authority Employee was dismissed as a duty manager after calling a customer 'Miss Piggy'

Thursday 25th August more
IrFile Made Simple Please follow this tutorial on how to file your returns to the IRD.

Wednesday 24th August more
Child Support Variation Codes A child support variation code is used if you regularly deduct child support from an employee's wages.

Tuesday 23rd August more
Using The Leave Calendar Under the Holidays Act 2003 it is important to identify actual dates taken for all leave types.

Monday 22nd August more
Recording Hours Worked Each Day By defining a pay rate to represent each day of the week you can record the hours worked each day.

Friday 19th August more
Small Business News Havelock North businesses are feeling the pinch of the gastro outbreak.

Thursday 18th August more
Emailed Payslips Payslips can be emailed to employees from all versions of Ace Payroll.

Wednesday 17th August more
KiwiSaver Contribution Holidays This tutorial covers KiwiSaver contribution holidays including when they can be taken, what the process is and how this is handled in Ace Payroll.

Tuesday 16th August more
Amalgamation Of IR348 We created an additional module that amalgamates ir-files for two or more companies. This means you keep your payrolls separate, but send just one file to the IRD.

Monday 15th August more
Employment Relations Authority Christchurch carpenter gets $20,000 compensation for constructive dismissal

Friday 12th August more
Internet Backup If you have a support contract, use this tutorial on how to setup Internet backup to backup to our secure data centre.

Thursday 11th August more
Court Fine Deduction Follow this tutorial if you have received a request to deduct money from an employee.

Wednesday 10th August more
Employment Relations Authority A former Corrections worker has netted $7000 following a years-long employment dispute.

Tuesday 9th August more
Apple Mac Transferring Ace Payroll onto an Apple Mac computer.

Monday 8th August more
Resuming Employee Use this tutorial for when you have a staff member coming back to work for you.

Friday 5th August more
Employment Relations Authority Filipino dairy worker did not receive minimum wage for hours worked.

Thursday 4th August more
Amalgamation Of IRD Returns We created an additional module that amalgamates ir-files for two or more companies

Wednesday 3rd August more
One Off Payment The One Off Payment routine is used for paying amounts that fall outside of the regular pay run.

Tuesday 2nd August more
Employment Relations Authority Marlborough man gets paid for former colleague's work

Monday 1st August more
Moving Computers Follow this process on how to move Ace Payroll onto a different computer

July 2016

Friday 29th July more
Employment Relations Authority Father and son sentenced for failing to pay $137K in income taxes on behalf of employees

Thursday 28th July more
Cashing Up Leave It is legal for an employee to cash up to one weeks annual leave each year and take the money rather than a holiday

Wednesday 27th July more
Inland Revenue A Kiwi businessman has been left bemused by an Inland Revenue demand for a tax bill of 25c.

Tuesday 26th July more
Employment Relations Authority Rubbish truck driver who lost his job after he failed a workplace drug test has been awarded $32,300.

Monday 25th July more
Minimum Wage From 1st April 2016 the adult rate is $15.25 an hour, and applies to all workers 18 years and over

Friday 22nd July more
Bereavement Leave This tutorial explains the rules on bereavement leave and how it works.

Thursday 21st July more
Paying Contractors There are generally five things to do when setting up a contractor. This tutorial explains the process.

Wednesday 20th July more
Payment Reconciliation Report I have deductions set up for many of my staff. Some of these deductions are linked to a bank account, but some (such as "Repayment of Advance") are not. How can I see which deductions have been direct credited?

Tuesday 19th July more
Resume Employee Wizard This tutorial shows you how the easily resume a previous employee and, if they are returning as a casual, easily include the holiday pay with their pay each period.

Monday 18th July more
Adding Deductions Ace Payroll handles an almost unlimited number of allowances and deductions

Friday 15th July more
Downloading Upgrade You are able to download versions of Ace Payroll as they are released if you are on a support plan, or you have paid for the latest major version release.

Thursday 14th July more
Accessing Employee Details What are the different ways to access employee details from anywhere in Ace Payroll?

Wednesday 13th July more
IR File Made Simple This tutorial shows you how to import your monthly returns into IRD.

Tuesday 12th July more
Download our trial version Looking for new payroll software? Download our latest demo for free and see how Ace Payroll can make wages the efficient, error free and easy task they should be.

Monday 11th July more
IRD Payroll News Inland Revenue Department Business Tax Update Issue 74 July 2016.

Friday 8th July more
Payroll Giving Payroll Giving is a mechanism that allows staff to make charitable donations on a regular basis, and receive an immediate one third tax credit for the donation made. It is voluntary from both the employer and employee perspectives.

Thursday 7th July more
PAYE Returns I have received a letter from the IRD telling me to pay my PAYE twice a month from now on. How do I do this in Ace Payroll?

Wednesday 6th July more
Direct Credits I have created my direct credits, filed the pay, but I have now discovered an error. Is there any way I can create the schedule again?

Tuesday 5th July more
Ace Payroll Testimonials Looking for new payroll software? Our testimonials page contains comments made by our clients every day. If you're struggling with your payroll, see what Ace Payroll customers are saying.

Monday 4th July more
Opting Out Of KiwiSaver Some of the new staff I hire are wanting to opt out of KiwiSaver. How do I go about doing this in Ace Payroll?

Friday 1st July more
90 Day Trial Periods This tutorial covers the 90 Trial Period legislation and offers useful advice about the offering of trial periods as part of an employment contract.

June 2016

Thursday 30th June more
Overwriting PAYE deductions This FAQ explains how to overwrite the PAYE in Ace Payroll.

Wednesday 29th June more
Backing Up Data How can I back up my Ace Payroll data to a memory stick or flash drive?

Tuesday 28th June more
Annual Closedown In this tutorial we look at annual compulsory closedowns. That is, where a business traditionally closes down for a number of weeks each year, usually over Christmas.

Monday 27th June more
Employment Relations Authority KiwiRail is being accused of breaching a collective agreement with the Rail and Maritime Union.

Friday 24th June more
Understanding Termination Accruels This is one of those questions that everyone asks once and can be difficult to explain verbally. We have created a tutorial to explain how it works.

Thursday 23rd June more
Provincial Anniversary Date How can I set the Provincial Anniversary Date on a company wide basis so that Ace Payroll knows this is a public holiday for my staff?

Wednesday 22nd June more
Earnings Certificates Earnings Certificates provide your employees with a record of their earnings, tax payments and deductions for the financial year selected.

Tuesday 21st June more
Internet Banking Setup How do I set up Ace Payroll to create a file to import into my internet banking each pay run?

Monday 20th June more
Changing From Casual I have a casual employee who has recently become a permanent employee. How do I change their holiday pay from 8% each pay?

Friday 17th June more
Time Banking Is there a place in Ace Payroll where I can record hours in lieu that have nothing to do with a public holiday? For example, if an employee works three hours on a Saturday and I wish to hold these in lieu?

Thursday 16th June more
Casual Employee Setup The casual employee features in Ace Payroll are designed so you can keep a permanent record of these employees, without having them clutter your regular payroll.

Wednesday 15th June more
Pay Frequencies Is it possible to handle multiple frequencies in Ace Payroll, for example some people being paid weekly and others being paid fortnightly?

Tuesday 14th June more
Running Ace From A Memory Stick Because of the way Ace Payroll has been developed it can be run directly from a memory stick. This can be useful if you are travelling or want to work from a number of different computers

Monday 13th June more
KiwiSaver KS10 Opt Out Form The KiwiSaver KS10 New Employee opt out form is designed to be given to new employees. This PDF document opens in a new window and can be printed.

Friday 10th June more
F2 Employee Index How to search for an employee on the Ace Payroll employee index.

Thursday 9th June more
IRD Payroll News Inland Revenue Department Business Tax Update Issue 73 June 2016.

Wednesday 8th June more
Automatic Backups Ace Payroll automatic backups are made Immediately prior to filing a regular payroll, After an upgrade is installed that changes the version number and Prior to restoring a previous backup.

Tuesday 7th June more
Delete Incorrect Payment I have accidentally filed a pay for an employee and it is showing on my reports. How do I delete it?

Monday 6th June more
Queen's Birthday This tutorial shows how to pay for the Queens Birthday public holiday in Ace Payroll.

Friday 3rd June more
Download our trial version Looking for new payroll software? Download our latest demo for free and see how Ace Payroll can make wages the efficient, error free and easy task they should be.

Thursday 2nd June more
Cashing Up Leave It is legal for an employee to cash up to one weeks annual leave per entitlement year and take the money rather than a holiday.

Wednesday 1st June more
One Off Payments The One Off Payment routine is used for paying amounts that fall outside of the regular pay run. You can produce a payslip, create a direct credit and save the one off payment without waiting until your normal payroll day.

May 2016

Tuesday 31st May more
Payslip Options What are the different types of payslips available for the Ace Payroll system? Am I able to email payslips?

Monday 30th May more
WINZ Dedutions Sometimes, WINZ writes to an employer telling them to deduct money from an employee and pay it to them, sometimes weekly and sometimes on a monthly basis.

Friday 27th May more
Link To Ace Payroll Wanting to promote Ace Payroll to your clients or potential clients? This page contains several versions of the Ace Payroll logo if you are wanting to use it either for a newsletter or an internet link.

Thursday 26th May more
Ace Payroll For Apple Mac Using Ace Payroll on an Apple Mac? This tutorial shows you the best way to handle direct credits and your monthly return for IRD.

Wednesday 25th May more
Increasing Student Loan Repayments My employee wants to pay back more than the minimum student loan so has asked me to increase the amount I deduct each week. How is this done in Ace Payroll?

Tuesday 24th May more
Government Payroll Projects A troubled overhaul of a payroll and HR system for police has a "burn rate" of $2 million for each month it is delayed, documents reveal.

Monday 23rd May more
KiwiSaver Contribution Holidays This tutorial covers KiwiSaver contribution holidays including when they can be taken, what the process is and how this is handled in Ace Payroll.

Friday 20th May more
Networking Ace Payroll The standard version of Ace Payroll can be networked - there is no additional software needed, nor additional licenses to buy.

Thursday 19th May more
Tax Bills & Refunds My employee received a tax bill for the last financial year. I know I have them on the right tax code and am sure Ace Payroll is right. Is it possible to do everything right each pay, but still have a tax bill or tax refund at the end of the year?

Wednesday 18th May more
Ace Payroll Passwords This tutorial documents the password feature in Ace Payroll and answers some frequently asked questions about this feature.

Tuesday 17th May more
Resume Employee Wizard This tutorial shows you how the easily resume a previous employee and, if they are returning as a casual, easily include the holiday pay with their pay each period.

Monday 16th May more
Payroll Giving Payroll Giving is a mechanism that allows staff to make charitable donations on a regular basis, and receive an immediate one third tax credit for the donation made. It is voluntary from both the employer and employee perspectives.

Friday 13th May more
Import Specifications The import utility reads data from a file called IMPORT.TXT located in the same folder as the other associated payroll data files unless a path is specified.

Thursday 12th May more
Jury Service We are sometimes asked if an employer has to pay for an employee that is doing Jury Service. They do not - this article explains the details.

Wednesday 11th May more
Setting Up For IR-File Tired of sending in your PAYE return manually? This document shows you how to set up for the IRD's IR-File system in both Ace Payroll and at the IRD website.

Tuesday 10th May more
Printing Reports To PDF If you have a PDF Driver on your computer, you can print any report from Ace Payroll (and all other programs) to a PDF File.

Monday 9th May more
Bereavement Leave Employee's are entitled to Bereavement Leave after 6 months service.

Friday 6th May more
Court Fine Deductions How to set up a deduction for repayments to the Ministry of Justice.

Thursday 5th May more
Alphabetical Site Index The Ace Payroll Site Index is an alphabetical listing of items on our website - it makes searching for the items you wish to learn about quick and easy.

Wednesday 4th May more
Internet Backup Internet Backup automatically backs up your data files to the Ace Payroll secure data centre each pay.

Tuesday 3rd May more
Employment Relations Authority A Manawatu boarding school has been told it should be paying its staff, no matter if they are asleep or awake.

Monday 2nd May more
Employment Relations Authority Two farm workers who did long hours and were underpaid at a farm in Leeston near Christchurch have been awarded $21,907.42.

April 2016

Friday 29th April more
IRD Business Tax Update Inland Revenue Department Business Tax Update Issue 72 April 2016.

Thursday 28th April more
Recording Hours Worked Is there a way I can record the hours my staff work each day, and report this on their payslip?

Wednesday 27th April more
KiwiSaver ESCT What is ESCT? This tutorial talks about the tax on KiwiSaver employer contributions and answers some common questions about it.

Tuesday 26th April more
Link To Ace Payroll Wanting to promote Ace Payroll to your clients or potential clients? This page contains several versions of the Ace Payroll logo if you are wanting to use it either for a newsletter or an internet link.

Monday 25th April more
Anzac Day 2016 Today is the Anzac Day public holiday. This tutorial shows you how to pay for Anzac Day in Ace Payroll.

Friday 22nd April more
Multiple Pay Rates There are times you need to pay an employee two different rates for the same period, such as when the minimum wage changes or someone does two jobs. This tutorial shows how to set up a new pay rate to handle this in Ace Payroll.

Thursday 21st April more
IR File Made Simple This tutorial shows you how to import your monthly returns into IRD.

Wednesday 20th April more
Termination Pays Using the As Per Act holiday pay method, I have an employee who has been employed for more than a year, receives four weeks holidays a year, and is terminating their employment. How does Ace Payroll calculate their final holiday pay?

Tuesday 19th April more
Emailed Payslips For Ace Payroll to correctly send emailed payslips, it needs to know the settings of your Internet Service Provider

Monday 18th April more
Apple Mac Computer Moving Ace Payroll to an Apple Mac is not difficult. It is even easier if you follow these steps.

Friday 15th April more
Child Support A child support variation code is used if you regularly deduct child support from an employee's wages, but the amount deducted in a certain pay period is different from the usual deduction.

Thursday 14th April more
Employment Relations Authority Solo Christchurch mother to front fight against Novopay

Wednesday 13th April more
Direct Crediting Deductions Employee deductions such as WINZ, Department Of Courts, IRD etc can be linked to a bank account for automatic payment by direct credit each pay.

Tuesday 12th April more
Payslip Options How can I show the employee IRD number on the payslips each week?

Monday 11th April more
Cashing Up Leave It is legal for an employee to cash up to one weeks annual leave per entitlement year and take the money rather than a holiday.

Friday 8th April more
IR330 Tax Declaration Form Staff wanting to change tax codes? This PDF copy of the IR330 tax code declaration form they will need to fill in opens in a new browser window.

Thursday 7th April more
Accessing Employee Details What are the different ways to access employee details from anywhere in Ace Payroll?

Wednesday 6th April more
Casual Employee Setup The casual employee features in Ace Payroll are designed so you can keep a permanent record of these employees, without having them clutter your regular payroll.

Tuesday 5th April more
Ace Payroll Passwords I am the only person who has the password for Ace Payroll. How would my company gain access if something happened to me?

Monday 4th April more
Frequently Asked Questions Looking for help with Ace Payroll? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions where we answer well over one hundred questions about Ace Payroll with simple explanations and screenshots to demonstrate the answers.

Friday 1st April more
Earnings Certificates Earnings Certificates provide your employees with a record of their earnings, tax payments and deductions for the financial year selected.

March 2016

Thursday 31st March more
Daylight Savings Remember to turn your clocks back this Sunday. This tutorial clarifies the payroll situation for any employee working when the time changes back.

Wednesday 30th March more
Download our trial version Looking for new payroll software? Download our latest demo for free and see how Ace Payroll can make wages the efficient, error free and easy task they should be.

Tuesday 29th March more
Recording Annual Leave This document shows you how to itemise the actual dates taken off by employees when they take leave. This then allows reports to be run which show what days have been taken.

Monday 28th March more
New Minimum Wage From 1st April 2016 the adult rate is $15.25 an hour, and applies to all workers 18 years and over. The new entrants minimum hourly rate increases to $12.20, or 80 per cent of the adult minimum wage.

Friday 25th March more
Public Holiday Surcharges The Commerce Commission has confirmed businesses can apply a public holiday surcharge - but only where the days it applies are public holidays, and Easter Sunday is not.

Thursday 24th March more
Easter 2016 Happy Easter from Ace Payroll! This document shows you how to pay for the Easter Public Holidays in Ace Payroll.

Wednesday 23rd March more
Overwriting PAYE deductions This FAQ explains how to overwrite the PAYE in Ace Payroll.

Tuesday 22nd March more
Time Banking Is there a place in Ace Payroll where I can record hours in lieu that have nothing to do with a public holiday? For example, if an employee works three hours on a Saturday and I wish to hold these in lieu?

Monday 21st March more
KiwiSaver KS3 Guide The KiwiSaver KS3 Introduction To KiwiSaver PDF is designed to be given to new employees. This PDF document opens in a new window and can be printed.

Friday 18th March more
Pay Frequencies Is it possible to handle multiple frequencies in Ace Payroll, for example some people being paid weekly and others being paid fortnightly?

Thursday 17th March more
Automatic Backups Ace Payroll automatic backups are made Immediately prior to filing a regular payroll, After an upgrade is installed that changes the version number and Prior to restoring a previous backup.

Wednesday 16th March more
IRD Business Tax Update Inland Revenue Department Business Tax Update Issue 71 March 2016.

Tuesday 15th March more
Inland Revenue Department Tax workers are taking double the number of sickies than the national average, government figures have revealed.

Monday 14th March more
Employment Relations Authority A Whanganui company must pay a former employee more than $20,000, after it was found to have placed the worker in a dangerous position after he revealed a culture of drug use.

Friday 11th March more
Ace Payroll Testimonials Looking for new payroll software? Our testimonials page contains comments made by our clients every day. If you're struggling with your payroll, see what Ace Payroll customers are saying.

Thursday 10th March more
KiwiSaver Reversals I made KiwiSaver contributions for an individual which I now need to reverse because they have opted out. How can I do this in Ace Payroll?

Wednesday 9th March more
Internet Banking Setup How do I set up Ace Payroll to create a file to import into my internet banking each pay run?

Tuesday 8th March more
Payroll Giving Payroll Giving is a mechanism that allows staff to make charitable donations on a regular basis, and receive an immediate one third tax credit for the donation made. It is voluntary from both the employer and employee perspectives.

Monday 7th March more
Setting Up For IR-File Tired of sending in your PAYE return manually? This document shows you how to set up for the IRD's IR-File system in both Ace Payroll and at the IRD website.

Friday 4th March more
Tax Bills & Refunds My employee received a tax bill for the last financial year. I know I have them on the right tax code and am sure Ace Payroll is right. Is it possible to do everything right each pay, but still have a tax bill or tax refund at the end of the year?

Thursday 3rd March more
Extra Pays Extra Pays are lump sum payments made to an employee and include bonuses, commissions, backpay, retiring or redundancy payments.

Wednesday 2nd March more
Understanding Termination Accruels This is one of those questions that everyone asks once and can be difficult to explain verbally. We have created a tutorial to explain how it works.

Tuesday 1st March more
Provincial Anniversary Date How can I set the Provincial Anniversary Date on a company wide basis so that Ace Payroll knows this is a public holiday for my staff?

February 2016

Monday 29th February more
Changing From Casual I have a casual employee who has recently become a permanent employee. How do I change their holiday pay from 8% each pay?

Friday 26th February more
KiwiSaver KS10 Opt Out Form The KiwiSaver KS10 New Employee opt out form is designed to be given to new employees. This PDF document opens in a new window and can be printed.

Thursday 25th February more
Employment Relations Authority New Zealand Aluminium Smelters is staring down the barrel of a multi-million-dollar payout to its workers .

Wednesday 24th February more
Networking Ace Payroll The standard version of Ace Payroll can be networked - there is no additional software needed, nor additional licenses to buy.

Tuesday 23rd February more
Internet Backup Internet Backup automatically backs up your data files to the Ace Payroll secure data centre each pay.

Monday 22nd February more
Emailed Payslips - Overview Payslips can be emailed to employees from all versions of Ace Payroll

Friday 19th February more
Link To Ace Payroll Wanting to promote Ace Payroll to your clients or potential clients? This page contains several versions of the Ace Payroll logo if you are wanting to use it either for a newsletter or an internet link.

Thursday 18th February more
Multiple Pay Rates There are times you need to pay an employee two different rates for the same period, such as when the minimum wage changes or someone does two jobs. This tutorial shows how to set up a new pay rate to handle this in Ace Payroll.

Wednesday 17th February more
F2 Employee Index How to search for an employee on the Ace Payroll employee index.

Tuesday 16th February more
Payslip Options What are the different types of payslips available for the Ace Payroll system? Am I able to email payslips?

Monday 15th February more
IRD Business Tax Update Inland Revenue Department Business Tax Update Issue 70 February 2016.

Friday 12th February more
IR File Made Simple This tutorial shows you how to import your monthly returns into IRD.

Thursday 11th February more
Wages Protection Act The Wages Protection Act governs the way in which wages are paid, the making of deductions, and recovery of over payments.

Wednesday 10th February more
Termination Pays Using the As Per Act holiday pay method, I have an employee who has been employed for more than a year, receives four weeks holidays a year, and is terminating their employment. How does Ace Payroll calculate their final holiday pay?

Tuesday 9th February more
Recording Hours Worked Is there a way I can record the hours my staff work each day, and report this on their payslip?

Monday 8th February more
Waitangi Day 2016 Waitangi Day was on Saturday, but depending on your employee, it could be on Monday! Confused? This page explains the rules and how to pay for Waitangi Day in Ace Payroll.

Friday 5th February more
Employment Relations Authority The Bay of Plenty District Health Board has been ordered to pay a former assistant nurse more than $8000 after it misjudged the difference between a casual and permanent employee.

Thursday 4th February more
One Off Payments The One Off Payment routine is used for paying amounts that fall outside of the regular pay run. You can produce a payslip, create a direct credit and save the one off payment without waiting until your normal payroll day.

Wednesday 3rd February more
Delete Incorrect Payment I have accidentally filed a pay for an employee and it is showing on my reports. How do I delete it?

Tuesday 2nd February more
Resume Employee Wizard This tutorial shows you how the easily resume a previous employee and, if they are returning as a casual, easily include the holiday pay with their pay each period.

Monday 1st February more
WINZ Deductions WINZ have asked me to deduct an amount for my employee to repay WINZ each pay, and send it to them. How do I do this in Ace Payroll?

January 2016

Friday 29th January more
Emailed Payslips Not using Emailed Payslips yet? Learn how to set up the routine, decide which staff are to receive payslips by email, and start saving time, money and paper today.

Thursday 28th January more
Running On A Apple Mac Moving Ace Payroll to an Apple Mac is not difficult. It is even easier if you follow these steps.

Wednesday 27th January more
Court Fine Deductions How to set up a deduction for repayments to the Ministry of Justice.

Tuesday 26th January more
Student Loans Student chiefs fear the airport arrest of a Kiwi over an unpaid loan will create "student loan refugees", and that many New Zealanders living abroad will be "scared to come home".

Monday 25th January more
Employment Relations Authority A dairy manager has been awarded $25,000 after a finding that his employer was paying him as little as $10 an hour, and had forced him to reimburse the PAYE payments.

Friday 22nd January more
Public Holiday Taken Use this method for an employee who did not work on the public holiday, but would have worked had the day not been a public holiday.

Thursday 21st January more
Employment Relations Authority A flight attendant sacked after being accused of eating a pie meant for passengers and berating a customer has lost a bid to get her job back at Air New Zealand.

Wednesday 20th January more
KiwiSaver ESCT What is ESCT? This tutorial talks about the tax on KiwiSaver employer contributions and answers some common questions about it.

Tuesday 19th January more
Casual Employee Setup The casual employee features in Ace Payroll are designed so you can keep a permanent record of these employees, without having them clutter your regular payroll.

Monday 18th January more
Import Specifications The import utility reads data from a file called IMPORT.TXT located in the same folder as the other associated payroll data files unless a path is specified.

Friday 15th January more
Employment Relations Authority Early childhood support worker Kathy Power has been hit, bitten, and had things thrown at her in her job helping vulnerable children.

Thursday 14th January more
KiwiSaver Contribution Holidays This tutorial covers KiwiSaver contribution holidays including when they can be taken, what the process is and how this is handled in Ace Payroll.

Wednesday 13th January more
Direct Credits I have created my direct credits, filed the pay, but I have now discovered an error. Is there any way I can create the schedule again?

Tuesday 12th January more
Tax Bills & Refunds My employee received a tax bill for the last financial year. I know I have them on the right tax code and am sure Ace Payroll is right. Is it possible to do everything right each pay, but still have a tax bill or tax refund at the end of the year?

Monday 11th January more
Increasing Student Loan Repayments My employee wants to pay back more than the minimum student loan so has asked me to increase the amount I deduct each week. How is this done in Ace Payroll?

Friday 8th January more
Networking Ace Payroll The standard version of Ace Payroll can be networked - there is no additional software needed, nor additional licenses to buy.

Thursday 7th January more
Jury Service We are sometimes asked if an employer has to pay for an employee that is doing Jury Service. They do not - this article explains the details.

Wednesday 6th January more
Payment Reconciliation Report I have deductions set up for many of my staff. Some of these deductions are linked to a bank account, but some (such as "Repayment of Advance") are not. How can I see which deductions have been direct credited?

Monday 5th January more
Public Holidays Mondayised holidays delivered a double dose of headaches for some southern businesses during the holiday break.

Monday 4th January more
Link To Ace Payroll Wanting to promote Ace Payroll to your clients or potential clients? This page contains several versions of the Ace Payroll logo if you are wanting to use it either for a newsletter or an internet link.

Friday 1st January more
Public Holiday Worked Happy New Year! This tutorial shows you to how to pay Public Holiday Worked for an employee who works on one of the public holidays.

December 2015

Thursday 31st December more
Inland Revenue Department Taxpayers were ripped off nearly $11 million this year by tax evaders, with disgraced Heart of the City chief executive Alex Swney taking the dubious title of being the country's biggest tax fraudster of 2015.

Wednesday 30th December more
Ace Payroll Passwords I am the only person who has the password for Ace Payroll. How would my company gain access if something happened to me?

Tuesday 29th December more
Payroll Giving Payroll Giving is a mechanism that allows staff to make charitable donations on a regular basis, and receive an immediate one third tax credit for the donation made. It is voluntary from both the employer and employee perspectives.

Monday 28th December more
Christmas and New Year 2015/2016 Today is Alternative Boxing Day, for those who don't work on a Saturday. This tutorial covers which days this Christmas are the public holidays for payroll purposes and guides you through the process.

Friday 25th December more
Merry Christmas from Ace Payroll Merry Christmas! Our helpdesk will continue to be available during the Christmas period, Monday - Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm, public holidays excepted.

Thursday 24th December more
Public Holiday Worked Merry Christmas! This tutorial shows you to how to pay Public Holiday Worked for an employee who works on one of the public holidays.

Wednesday 23rd December more
IRD Transformation News IRD Transformation News Issue 6, December 2015, covers progress being made under the IRD's IT Transformation project.

Tuesday 22nd December more
Christmas Bonuses This tutorial shows you how to pay Christmas Bonuses in Ace Payroll and how to ensure they are taxed correctly.

Monday 21st December more
Merry Christmas from Ace Payroll Merry Christmas. Our helpdesk will continue to be available during the Christmas period, Monday - Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm, public holidays excepted.

Friday 18th December more
Employment Relations Authority A Northland Regional Council worker who had bleach thrown in his eyes while going to work has lost his claim for unfair dismissal.

Thursday 17th December more
Alphabetical Site Index The Ace Payroll Site Index is an alphabetical listing of items on our website - it makes searching for the items you wish to learn about quick and easy.

Wednesday 16th December more
Frequently Asked Questions Looking for help with Ace Payroll? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions where we answer well over one hundred questions about Ace Payroll with simple explanations and screenshots to demonstrate the answers.

Tuesday 15th December more
Printing Reports To PDF If you have a PDF Driver on your computer, you can print any report from Ace Payroll (and all other programs) to a PDF File.

Monday 14th December more
Employment Relations Authority An Auckland employer who accused one of his workers of taking sick leave because of kava parties before hitting him in front of police has been ordered to pay out $12,000 in damages.

Friday 11th December more
Annual Closedown In this tutorial we look at annual compulsory closedowns. That is, where a business traditionally closes down for a number of weeks each year, usually over Christmas.

Thursday 10th December more
Inland Revenue Kiwis flying home for christmas could be arrested on arrival if they have defaulted on their student loan.

Wednesday 9th December more
Bereavement Leave Bereavement leave is covered by Section 62 to Section 72 of the Holidays Act 2003

Tuesday 8th December more
Employment Relations Authority School principals' plans for next year have been thrown into disarray as a groundbreaking teacher training programme is ruled illegal.

Monday 7th December more
Christmas and New Year 2015/2016 This tutorial covers which days this Christmas are the public holidays for payroll purposes and guides you through the process.

Friday 4th December more
Employment Relations Authority A Richmond takeaway restaurant company has been ordered to pay $92,000 in unpaid wages, penalties, interest and costs after the Employment Relations Authority determined that it underpaid two foreign workers and provided false evidence.

Thursday 3rd December more
Paying Wages To Credit Card One of my staff wants to have their wages paid straight to their credit card. How do I set this up in Ace Payroll?

Wednesday 2nd December more
$56m police payroll project in trouble, says Treasury report Another government payroll project appears to be running into trouble, this time the police's.

Tuesday 1st December more
Running On A Mac Computer Moving Ace Payroll to an Apple Mac is not difficult. It is even easier if you follow these steps.

November2015

Monday 30th November more
Fringe Benefit Tax Revenue Minister Todd McClay today announced that the new prescribed interest rate used to calculate fringe benefit tax on low-interest loans provided by employers to their employees will be 5.99%.

Friday 27th November more
Inland Revenue Department A New Plymouth couple jailed for tax fraud have been slammed by the Inland Revenue Department for "ripping off decent New Zealanders."

Thursday 26th November more
IRFile Made Simple Having Problems with IR Filing? This tutorial will give you a step by step guide on how to do this.

Wednesday 25th November more
Christmas Party The taxman's watchful eye is never far away. Giving Christmas gifts and parties for staff and clients will have tax consequences for employers.

Tuesday 24th November more
Accessing Employee Details What are the different ways to access employee details from anywhere in Ace Payroll?

Monday 23rd November more
Inland Revenue Department John George Russell, the 81-year old man who owes around $500 million to Inland Revenue, has been formally declared bankrupt.

Friday 20th November more
Automatic Backups Ace Payroll automatic backups are made Immediately prior to filing a regular payroll, After an upgrade is installed that changes the version number and Prior to restoring a previous backup.

Thursday 19th November more
Employment Relations A Christchurch social worker has been awarded $14,000 compensation after allegedly being made a victim of bullying by her Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) manager.

Wednesday 18th November more
Employment Relations A contractor for Housing NZ fired for being "over-friendly" to a colleague has been awarded $20,000 for hurt feelings.

Tuesday 17th November more
Extra Pays Extra Emoluments are lump sum payments made to an employee and include bonuses, commissions, backpay, retiring or redundancy payments.

Monday 16th November more
Debt Collectors Chase Teachers Debt collectors have been called in by the Government to recoup $1.8 million from almost 2000 school staff who were overpaid by Novopay.

Friday 13th November more
Minimum Wage From 1st April 2015 the adult rate is $14.75 an hour, and applies to all workers 18 years and over. The new entrants minimum hourly rate increased to $11.80, or 80 per cent of the adult minimum wage

Thursday 12th November more
Christmas Party Do's and Dont's It wouldn't be an office Christmas party without someone doing something a bit regrettable

Wednesday 11th November more
Employment Relations Authority An Auckland telco has been ordered to pay more than $50,000 in fines and compensation after it unfairly fired a former migrant worker.

Tuesday 10th November more
IRD Business Tax Update Inland Revenue Department Business Tax Update Issue 68 November 2015

Monday 9th November more
Understanding Termination Accruels This is one of those questions that everyone asks once and can be difficult to explain verbally. We have created a tutorial to explain how it works.

Friday 6th November more
Employment Relations Yesterday, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) reminded employers about their obligations to keep accurate employment records

Thursday 5th November more
Emailed Payslips For Ace Payroll to correctly send emailed payslips, it needs to know the settings of your Internet Service Provider

Wednesday 4th November more
Understanding Termination Accruals I have an employee that is about to leave. When I looked at the Leave Owing report, it showed they were owed a certain number of days. However, when I went into Termination Pay, it appears the number of days is different. What is going on?

Tuesday 3rd November more
Sick Leave If there is an empty desk next to you right now where a die-hard rugby fan would usually sit, you might be wondering: Is a hangover a legitimate reason to take a sick day?

Monday 2nd November more
Changing From Casual I have a casual employee who has recently become a permanent employee. How do I change their holiday pay from 8% each pay?

October 2015

Friday 30th October more
Public Holiday Worked Use this method for an employee who works at any time on a public holiday.

Thursday 29th October more
Employment Relations Authority A road construction supervisor sacked for refusing to move a portaloo from a work site has won $4000 after an investigation found he was unfairly dismissed.

Wednesday 28th October more
Running Ace From A Memory Stick Because of the way Ace Payroll has been developed it can be run directly from a memory stick. This can be useful if you are travelling or want to work from a number of different computers

Tuesday 27th October more
Taxation Of Holiday Pay In this article we look at the taxation of holiday pay. We quote from the IRD Payroll News as shown on the left.

Monday 26th October more
Labour Day 2015 Today is Labour Day 2015. This tutorial shows how to pay for the Labour Day public holiday in Ace Payroll.

Friday 23rd October more
Employment Relations Authority A company that believed an employee had quit because he told his boss to "stick this" has been ordered to pay out for constructive dismissal

Thursday 22nd October more
Paying Contractors There are generally five things to do when setting up a contractor. This tutorial explains the process.

Wednesday 21st October more
Employment Relations Authority A woman who won an employment case against her former employer for unjustified dismissal, said workplace bullying was just as prevalent as domestic violence.

Tuesday 20th October more
Kiwisaver ESCT From 1 April 2012 employers must deduct Employer Superannuation Contribution Tax (ESCT) from all KiwiSaver employer contributions.

Monday 19th October more
Court Fine Deductions How to set up a deduction for repayments to the Ministry of Justice.

Friday 16th October more
Networking Ace Payroll The standard version of Ace Payroll can be networked - there is no additional software needed, nor additional licenses to buy.

Thursday 15th October more
Ace Payroll F1 User Manual Need help with Ace Payroll? This page documents how to use the F1 Help Manual that is shipped with every copy of Ace Payroll and shows the ways it can be used to find what you are looking for.

Wednesday 14th October more
Transferring Ace To A New Computer Learn how to transfer your Ace Payroll package to a new computer.

Tuesday 13th October more
IRD Business Tax Update Inland Revenue Department Business Tax Update Issue 67 October 2015

Monday 12th October more
Taxation Of Holiday Pay Due to increasing marginal tax rates, tax on holiday pay reduces if apportioned over a number of weeks.

Friday 9th October more
IRFile Made Simple Having trouble doing your monthly returns? This is a step by step tutorial on how to lodge your monthly return to the IRD's website.

Thursday 8th October more
Internet Backup Internet Backup automatically backs up your data files to the Ace Payroll secure data centre each pay. This is handy if you wish to use your Ace Payroll on multiple devices.

Wednesday 7th October more
Opting Out Of KiwiSaver Some of the new staff I hire are wanting to opt out of KiwiSaver. How do I go about doing this in Ace Payroll?

Tuesday 6th October more
Ace Payroll for Apple Mac Moving to a Mac? Swap your Ace Payroll from Windows to your new Mac computer by following this tutorial.

Monday 5th October more
Setting Up For IR-File Tired of sending in your PAYE return manually? This document shows you how to set up for the IRD's IR-File system in both Ace Payroll and at the IRD website.

Friday 2nd October more
Emailed Payslips Not using Emailed Payslips yet? Learn how to set up the routine, decide which staff are to receive payslips by email, and start saving time, money and paper today.

Thursday 1st October more
Employment Relations Authority A Mighty River Power engineer has been sacked after running up $23,500 in roaming charges on his work phone on a trip back to Sri Lanka and then turning up for work a day late.

September 2015

Wednesday 30th September more
Employment Relations Authority A transport company employee of more than 20 years has been awarded thousands of dollars in compensation after he was made redundant.

Tuesday 29th September more
Link To Ace Payroll Wanting to promote Ace Payroll to your clients or potential clients? This page contains several versions of the Ace Payroll logo if you are wanting to use it either for a newsletter or an internet link.

Monday 28th September more
Termination Pays Using the As Per Act holiday pay method, I have an employee who has been employed for more than a year, receives four weeks holidays a year, and is terminating their employment. How does Ace Payroll calculate their final holiday pay?

Friday 25th September more
Employment Relations Authority A company that believed an employee had quit because he told his boss to "stick this" has been ordered to pay out for constructive dismissal.

Thursday 24th September more
Employment Relations Authority A pair of contractors who raised the alarm about patients potentially being exposed to asbestos at Christchurch Hospital have been awarded $9000 compensation.

Wednesday 23rd September more
Daylight Savings Daylight savings begins on Sunday 27th of September with clocks moving one hour forward. If staff are employed during the transition, our Daylight Saving and the Time Act 1975 clarifies the situation.

Tuesday 22nd September more
Increasing Student Loan Repayments My employee wants to pay back more than the minimum student loan so has asked me to increase the amount I deduct each week. How is this done in Ace Payroll?

Monday 21st September more
Drunk Staff? Employers are being told to prepare for inevitable absenteeism and the odd drunk employee at work during the Rugby World Cup.

Friday 18th September more
Employment relations Jetstar pilots will ask the budget airline for "significant compensation" after years of missed lunch breaks, the New Zealand Airline Pilots Association says.

Thursday 17th September more
Employment Agreement Builder Every employee must have a written employment agreement. The MBIE Employment Agreement Builder helps you build an agreement with all relevant clauses covered.

Wednesday 16th September more
Ace Payroll Passwords This tutorial documents the password feature in Ace Payroll and answers some frequently asked questions about this feature.

Tuesday 15th September more
Link To Ace Payroll Wanting to promote Ace Payroll to your clients or potential clients? This page contains several versions of the Ace Payroll logo if you are wanting to use it either for a newsletter or an internet link.

Monday 14th September more
Direct Crediting Deductions Employee deductions such as WINZ, Department Of Courts, IRD etc can be linked to a bank account for automatic payment by direct credit each pay.

Friday 11th September more
IRD Business Tax Update Inland Revenue Department Business Tax Update Issue 66 September 2015.

Thursday 10th September more
KiwiSaver ESCT What is ESCT? This tutorial talks about the tax on KiwiSaver employer contributions and answers some common questions about it.

Wednesday 9th September more
Employment Relations Authority A Dunedin bus driver sacked for letting his wife ride for free has won a 10,000 payout from his former employer.

Wednesday 9th September more
Paid Parental Leave The IR881 form is used for Paid Parental Leave, when the primary caregiver wishes to transfer part of the entitlement to their spouse or partner. This PDF opens in a new browser window.

Tuesday 8th September more
Employment Relations Authority A man sexually harassed by his boss at a Wellington hostel has been awarded more than $35,000 after being sacked for complaining about the treatment.

Monday 7th September more
Employment Standards Authority A Filipino hospitality worker in Auckland fired for not signing the contract he was offered has won his employment case.

Friday 4th September more
KiwiSaver Contribution Holidays This tutorial covers KiwiSaver contribution holidays including when they can be taken, what the process is and how this is handled in Ace Payroll.

Thursday 3rd September more
Employment Relations Authority A judge has reserved his decision in a long-running employment dispute between Air New Zealand and a former flight attendant.

Wednesday 2nd September more
Delete Incorrect Payment I have accidentally filed a pay for an employee and it is showing on my reports. How do I delete it?

Tuesday 1st September more
Child Support A child support variation code is used if you regularly deduct child support from an employee's wages, but the amount deducted in a certain pay period is different from the usual deduction.

August 2015

Monday 31st August more
Inland Revenue Department A carpet layer found guilty of not paying taxes for the second time in six years is one of a number of hardcore tax evaders who refuse to comply with tax law.

Friday 28th August more
KiwiSaver Reversals I made KiwiSaver contributions for an individual which I now need to reverse because they have opted out. How can I do this in Ace Payroll?

Thursday 27th August more
IRD Electronic Filing Moving onto IR-File or considering it? This document shows you how to create the file in Ace Payroll and how to navigate the IRD website to import the file.

Wednesday 26th August more
Notice Periods Ending an employment relationship can be a time of mixed emotions for employees. Depending on the way they feel about the situation, laughing, crying or throwing toys are all within the range of common responses.

Tuesday 25th August more
Payslip Options How can I show the employee IRD number on the payslips each week?

Monday 24th August more
One Off Payments The One Off Payment routine is used for paying amounts that fall outside of the regular pay run. You can produce a payslip, create a direct credit and save the one off payment without waiting until your normal payroll day.

Friday 21st August more
Running Ace Payroll From A Memory Stick I have heard I can run Ace Payroll entirely from a memory stick when I'm away. Is this true and how do I do it?

Thursday 20th August more
Earnings Certificates Earnings Certificates provide your employees with a record of their earnings, tax payments and deductions for the financial year selected.

Wednesday 19th August more
IR330 Tax Declaration Form Staff wanting to change tax codes? This PDF copy of the IR330 tax code declaration form they will need to fill in opens in a new browser window.

Tuesday 18th August more
Guide To Paying Contractors Do you have contractors you need to pay alongside employees in Ace Payroll? This tutorial guides you through the steps to set someone up as a contractor.

Monday 17th August more
Ace Payroll For Apple Mac Using Ace Payroll on an Apple Mac? This tutorial shows you the best way to handle direct credits and your monthly return for IRD.

Friday 14th August more
90 Day Trial Periods This tutorial covers the 90 Trial Period legislation and offers useful advice about the offering of trial periods as part of an employment contract.

Thursday 13th August more
Download our trial version Looking for new payroll software? Download our latest demo for free and see how Ace Payroll can make wages the efficient, error free and easy task they should be.

Wednesday 12th August more
Ace Payroll Testimonials Looking for new payroll software? Our testimonials page contains comments made by our clients every day. If you're struggling with your payroll, see what Ace Payroll customers are saying.

Tuesday 11th August more
Switching Computers Need to move Ace Payroll to a new computer? This tutorial shows you the procedure for easily moving Ace Payroll and your data to your new computer.

Monday 10th August more
IRD Business Tax Update Inland Revenue Department Business Tax Update Issue 65 August 2015.

Friday 7th August more
Paying Wages To Credit Card One of my staff wants to have their wages paid straight to their credit card. How do I set this up in Ace Payroll?

Thursday 6th August more
Understanding Termination Accruals I have an employee that is about to leave. When I looked at the Leave Owing report, it showed they were owed a certain number of days. However, when I went into Termination Pay, it appears the number of days is different. What is going on?

Wednesday 5th August more
Casual Employee Setup The casual employee features in Ace Payroll are designed so you can keep a permanent record of these employees, without having them clutter your regular payroll.

Tuesday 4th August more
Payment Reconciliation Report I have deductions set up for many of my staff. Some of these deductions are linked to a bank account, but some (such as "Repayment of Advance") are not. How can I see which deductions have been direct credited?

Monday 3rd August more
Balances On Payslips Is there a way I can show leave and other balances on the emailed and printed payslips for my staff?

Friday 31st July more
WINZ Deductions WINZ have asked me to deduct an amount for my employee to repay WINZ each pay, and send it to them. How do I do this in Ace Payroll?

Thursday 30th July more
Multiple Pay Rates There are times you need to pay an employee two different rates for the same period, such as when the minimum wage changes or someone does two jobs. This tutorial shows how to set up a new pay rate to handle this in Ace Payroll.

Wednesday 29th July more
Accessing Employee Details What are the different ways to access employee details from anywhere in Ace Payroll?

Tuesday 28th July more
Inland Revenue Department IRD staffers who take even one day off when they're ill are being summoned to meetings to explain themselves.

Monday 27th July more
Creating PDF's For Reports This tutorial shows you how to set up your computer to be able to print any document to a PDF file, allowing it to be emailed if desired.

Friday 24th July more
Jury Service We are sometimes asked if an employer has to pay for an employee that is doing Jury Service. They do not - this article explains the details.

Thursday 23rd July more
Alphabetical Site Index The Ace Payroll Site Index is an alphabetical listing of items on our website - it makes searching for the items you wish to learn about quick and easy.

Wednesday 22nd July more
Ace Payroll Help System Not getting enough help with your current payroll system? This page demonstrates how Ace Payroll provides help on every screen as well as a comprehensive F1 Help Manual. We also link to the latest version of our Getting Started guide.

Tuesday 21st July more
Ace Payroll On A Mac I am thinking of buying a Mac computer and want to use Ace Payroll on my Mac. Is this possible and, if so, how do I go about it?

Monday 20th July more
IRD Business Tax Update Inland Revenue Department Business Tax Update Issue 64 July 2015.

Friday 17th July more
Pay Frequencies I am thinking of swapping my company from paying wages on a weekly basis to paying on a fortnightly basis. How would I make this change in Ace Payroll?

Thursday 16th July more
Ace Payroll On Linux We are thinking of installing Ace Payroll on a Linux desktop, or hosting it on our Linux server. Is this possible?

Wednesday 15th July more
Inland Revenue Inland Revenue Department Business Tax Update Issue 63 June 2015.

Tuesday 14th July more
Recording Annual Leave This document shows you how to itemise the actual dates taken off by employees when they take leave. This then allows reports to be run which show what days have been taken.

Monday 13th July more
Resume Employee Wizard This tutorial shows you how the easily resume a previous employee and, if they are returning as a casual, easily include the holiday pay with their pay each period.

Friday 10th July more
Reducing Balance Deductions A reducing balance deduction automatically ceases once a set amount has been deducted. They are especially useful when a third party asks an employer to deduct a certain amount from employee wages over a period of time.

Thursday 9th July more
Payroll Giving Payroll Giving is a mechanism that allows staff to make charitable donations on a regular basis, and receive an immediate one third tax credit for the donation made. It is voluntary from both the employer and employee perspectives.

Wednesday 8th July more
KiwiSaver KS3 Guide The KiwiSaver KS3 Introduction To KiwiSaver PDF is designed to be given to new employees. This PDF document opens in a new window and can be printed.

Tuesday 7th July more
Paid Parental Leave The IR880 form is used when an employee is applying for Paid Parental Leave. The form can be downloaded here.

Monday 6th July more
Free Internet Backup Want to automatically have your data backed up offsite every pay period? Our internet backup routine takes care of your data security, making sure an offsite backup is always available.

Friday 3rd July more
Provincial Anniversary Date How can I set the Provincial Anniversary Date on a company wide basis so that Ace Payroll knows this is a public holiday for my staff?

Thursday 2nd July more
Payslip Options What are the different types of payslips available for the Ace Payroll system? Am I able to email payslips?

Wednesday 1st July more
Windows 8 We are thinking of upgrading our computers to Windows 8. Is Ace Payroll compatible with Windows 8 and, while I know it isn't really your place to say, is Windows 8 any good?

June 2015

Tuesday 30th June more
Casual Employee Setup The casual employee features in Ace Payroll are designed so you can keep a permanent record of these employees, without having them clutter your regular payroll.

Monday 29th June more
Pay Frequencies Is it possible to handle multiple frequencies in Ace Payroll, for example some people being paid weekly and others being paid fortnightly?

Friday 26th June more
Frequently Asked Questions Looking for help with Ace Payroll? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions where we answer well over one hundred questions about Ace Payroll with simple explanations and screenshots to demonstrate the answers.

Thursday 25th June more
Setting Up For IR-File Tired of sending in your PAYE return manually? This document shows you how to set up for the IRD's IR-File system in both Ace Payroll and at the IRD website.

Wednesday 24th June more
Data Security Written initially for prospective clients, this explanation of the different routines in Ace Payroll designed to provide data security should be of interest to current users who wish to be prepared should disaster ever strike!

Tuesday 23rd June more
Termination Pays Using the As Per Act holiday pay method, I have an employee who has been employed for more than a year, receives four weeks holidays a year, and is terminating their employment. How does Ace Payroll calculate their final holiday pay?

Monday 22nd June more
Ace Payroll On A Mac I am thinking of buying a Mac computer and want to use Ace Payroll on my Mac. Is this possible and, if so, how do I go about it?

Friday 19th June more
Paying Bonuses This tutorial shows the process for paying bonuses in Ace Payroll.

Thursday 18th June more
Internet Banking Setup How do I set up Ace Payroll to create a file to import into my internet banking each pay run?

Wednesday 17th June more
Inland Revenue Conscious of the recent Novopay fiasco, Inland Revenue is cautiously developing its new system to make it faster and easier for taxpayers to meet their tax filing obligations.

Tuesday 16th June more
Tax Bills & Refunds My employee received a tax bill for the last financial year. I know I have them on the right tax code and am sure Ace Payroll is right. Is it possible to do everything right each pay, but still have a tax bill or tax refund at the end of the year?

Monday 15th June more
Recording Hours Worked Is there a way I can record the hours my staff work each day, and report this on their payslip?

Friday 12th June more
Networking Ace Payroll I am going to ask my IT person to put Ace Payroll on the network so several of us can access it. How do they go about it?

Thursday 11th June more
Cashing Up Holiday Pay I have an employee that wants to cash up some of their holiday pay. Is this legal and how can I do it in Ace Payroll?

Wednesday 10th June more
IRD Business Tax Update Inland Revenue Department Business Tax Update Issue 63 June 2015.

Tuesday 9th June more
Employment Relations Authority The owners of a liquor store who were found to have racially harassed an employee have lodged an appeal against the judgment, saying they weren't given a chance to defend the claims.

Monday 8th June more
Human Resources Cringe-worthy karaoke nights and other manufactured 'fun' activities are backfiring on employers, with one worker admitting to quitting his job rather than being forced to attend another miserable activity.

Friday 5th June more
Free Internet Backup Want to automatically have your data backed up offsite every pay period? Our internet backup routine takes care of your data security, making sure an offsite backup is always available.

Thursday 4th June more
Download our trial version Looking for new payroll software? Download our latest demo for free and see how Ace Payroll can make wages the efficient, error free and easy task they should be.

Wednesday 3rd June more
Direct Credits I have created my direct credits, filed the pay, but I have now discovered an error. Is there any way I can create the schedule again?

Tuesday 2nd June more
Ace Payroll For Apple Mac Want to use Ace Payroll on your Apple Mac? This tutorial shows you how to swap over.

Monday 1st June more
Queen's Birthday 2015 Today is the Queen's Birthday Public Holiday. This document shows you how to pay for this public holiday in Ace Payroll.

May 2015

Friday 29th May more
Ace Payroll F1 User Manual Need help with Ace Payroll? This page documents how to use the F1 Help Manual that is shipped with every copy of Ace Payroll and shows the ways it can be used to find what you are looking for.

Thursday 28th May more
Accessing Employee Details What are the different ways to access employee details from anywhere in Ace Payroll?

Wednesday 27th May more
F2 Employee Index How to search for an employee on the Ace Payroll employee index.

Tuesday 26th May more
Earnings Certificates Earnings Certificates provide your employees with a record of their earnings, tax payments and deductions for the financial year selected.

Monday 25th May more
Social Media Saying something controversial on Twitter, Facebook or other social media sites - especially about your employer or workmates - is a shortcut to unemployment, lawyers warn.

Friday 22nd May more
ESCT Changes I am doing my monthly return for IRD and the ESCT figure does not show on my IR348 return. What is wrong?

Thursday 21st May more
Time Banking Is there a place in Ace Payroll where I can record hours in lieu that have nothing to do with a public holiday? For example, if an employee works three hours on a Saturday and I wish to hold these in lieu?

Wednesday 20th May more
IRD Electronic Filing Moving onto IR-File or considering it? This document shows you how to create the file in Ace Payroll and how to navigate the IRD website to import the file.

Tuesday 19th May more
Casual Vs Part Time Employee Ace Payroll is sometimes asked what the difference is between a casual and a part time employee.

Monday 18th May more
Changing From Casual I have a casual employee who has recently become a permanent employee. How do I change their holiday pay from 8% each pay?

Friday 15th May more
Delete Incorrect Payment I have accidentally filed a pay for an employee and it is showing on my reports. How do I delete it?

Thursday 14th May more
Rest home worker's employment terminated after letting the gardener in to a flat A rest home worker who was dismissed after being caught with a gardener in a dead resident's room has been awarded more than $28,000 in compensation.

Wednesday 13th May more
Running Ace Payroll From A Memory Stick I have heard I can run Ace Payroll entirely from a memory stick when I'm away. Is this true and how do I do it?

Tuesday 12th May more
Employment Relations Authority Awards $9K To Worker Fired Over Magazine A shop worker who was fired and reported to police for taking home a magazine has been awarded more than $9000 in compensation.

Monday 11th May more
Paid Parental Leave The IR881 form is used for Paid Parental Leave, when the primary caregiver wishes to transfer part of the entitlement to their spouse or partner. This PDF opens in a new browser window.

Friday 8th May more
KiwiSaver Scheme Provider Regarding my staff who join KiwiSaver, do I need to load their nominated scheme provider into the Ace Payroll system?

Thursday 7th May more
IRD Business Tax Update Inland Revenue Department Business Tax Update Issue 62 May 2015.

Wednesday 6th May more
Guide To Paying Contractors Do you have contractors you need to pay alongside employees in Ace Payroll? This tutorial guides you through the steps to set someone up as a contractor.

Tuesday 5th May more
Ace Payroll Testimonials Looking for new payroll software? Our testimonials page contains comments made by our clients every day. If you're struggling with your payroll, see what Ace Payroll customers are saying.

Monday 4th May more
Download our trial version Looking for new payroll software? Download our latest demo for free and see how Ace Payroll can make wages the efficient, error free and easy task they should be.

Friday 1st May more
IRD Transformation Project Inland Revenue's Business Transformation project is now expected to cost up to almost $2 billion, an auditor-general's report has revealed.

Friday 1st May more
Jury Service We are sometimes asked if an employer has to pay for an employee that is doing Jury Service. They do not - this article explains the details.

April 2015

Thursday 30th April more
One Off Payments The One Off Payment routine is used for paying amounts that fall outside of the regular pay run. You can produce a payslip, create a direct credit and save the one off payment without waiting until your normal payroll day.

Wednesday 29th April more
KiwiSaver Reversals I made KiwiSaver contributions for an individual which I now need to reverse because they have opted out. How can I do this in Ace Payroll?

Tuesday 28th April more
Balances On Payslips Is there a way I can show leave and other balances on the emailed and printed payslips for my staff?

Monday 27th April more
Alternative Anzac Day 2015 Today, in some employment situations is Anzac Day 2015, although actual Anzac Day was on Saturday. This document shows you how to pay for Anzac Day in Ace Payroll.

Saturday 25th April more
Anzac Day 2015 Today, and in some employment situations, Monday, is Anzac Day 2015. This document shows you how to pay for Anzac Day in Ace Payroll.

Friday 24th April more
Resume Employee An old employee has come back to work for me again. How do I resume them in Ace Payroll?

Thursday 23rd April more
Direct Crediting Deductions Employee deductions such as WINZ, Department Of Courts, IRD etc can be linked to a bank account for automatic payment by direct credit each pay.

Wednesday 22nd April more
Emailed Payslips Not using Emailed Payslips yet? Learn how to set up the routine, decide which staff are to receive payslips by email, and start saving time, money and paper today.

Tuesday 21st April more
Ace Payroll For Apple Mac Using Ace Payroll on an Apple Mac? This tutorial shows you the best way to handle direct credits and your monthly return for IRD.

Monday 20th April more
Public Holidays Want to see what days the public holidays fall on this year, or check public holiday dates for future years? This document shows you how.

Friday 17th April more
Multiple Pay Rates There are times you need to pay an employee two different rates for the same period, such as when the minimum wage changes or someone does two jobs. This tutorial shows how to set up a new pay rate to handle this in Ace Payroll.

Thursday 16th April more
Paid Parental Leave The IR880 form is used when an employee is applying for Paid Parental Leave. The form can be downloaded here.

Wednesday 15th April more
Link To Ace Payroll Wanting to promote Ace Payroll to your clients or potential clients? This page contains several versions of the Ace Payroll logo if you are wanting to use it either for a newsletter or an internet link.

Tuesday 14th April more
Child Support A child support variation code is used if you regularly deduct child support from an employee's wages, but the amount deducted in a certain pay period is different from the usual deduction.

Monday 13th April more
Ace Payroll Help System Not getting enough help with your current payroll system? This page demonstrates how Ace Payroll provides help on every screen as well as a comprehensive F1 Help Manual. We also link to the latest version of our Getting Started guide.

Friday 10th April more
Payroll Giving Payroll Giving is a mechanism that allows staff to make charitable donations on a regular basis, and receive an immediate one third tax credit for the donation made. It is voluntary from both the employer and employee perspectives.

Thursday 9th April more
IRD Business Tax Update Inland Revenue Department Business Tax Update Issue 61 April 2015.

Wednesday 8th April more
Creating PDF's For Reports This tutorial shows you how to set up your computer to be able to print any document to a PDF file, allowing it to be emailed if desired.

Tuesday 7th April more
Tax Bills & Refunds My employee received a tax bill for the last financial year. I know I have them on the right tax code and am sure Ace Payroll is right. Is it possible to do everything right each pay, but still have a tax bill or tax refund at the end of the year?

Monday 6th April more
IR330 Tax Declaration Form Staff wanting to change tax codes? This PDF copy of the IR330 tax code declaration form they will need to fill in opens in a new browser window.

Saturday 4th April more
Daylight Savings Turn your clocks back one hour on Sunday 5th April. If staff are employed during the transition, our Daylight Saving and the Time Act 1974 section clarifies the situation.

Friday 3rd April more
Easter Public Holidays 2015 The document shows you how to handle the Easter 2015 public holidays in Ace Payroll.

Thursday 2nd April more
Casual Employee Setup The casual employee features in Ace Payroll are designed so you can keep a permanent record of these employees, without having them clutter your regular payroll.

Wednesday 1st April more
Minimum Wage Increase From today the adult rate is $14.75 an hour, and applies to all workers 18 years and over. The new entrants minimum hourly rate increases to $11.80, or 80 per cent of the adult minimum wage.

March 2015

Tuesday 31st March more
Inland Revenue The way businesses, investors and the self-employed pay tax could change dramatically after the Inland Revenue Department completes a $1 billion-plus overhaul of the tax system.

Monday 30th March more
KiwiSaver ESCT What is ESCT? This tutorial talks about the tax on KiwiSaver employer contributions and answers some questions we are getting about it.

Friday 27th March more
Delete Incorrect Payment I have accidentally filed a pay for an employee and it is showing on my reports. How do I delete it?

Thursday 26th March more
Employment Law Employers who exploit their workers or breach employment standards are in line for a raft of harsher penalties.

Wednesday 25th March more
Opting Out Of KiwiSaver Some of the new staff I hire are wanting to opt out of KiwiSaver. How do I go about doing this in Ace Payroll?

Tuesday 24th March more
Data Security Written initially for prospective clients, this explanation of the different routines in Ace Payroll designed to provide data security should be of interest to current users who wish to be prepared should disaster ever strike!

Monday 23rd March more
Minimum Wage Increase From 1st April 2015 the adult rate is $14.75 an hour, and applies to all workers 18 years and over. The new entrants minimum hourly rate increases to $11.80, or 80 per cent of the adult minimum wage.

Friday 20th March more
Paying Bonuses This tutorial shows the process for paying bonuses in Ace Payroll.

Thursday 19th March more
Cashing Up Holiday Pay I have an employee that wants to cash up some of their holiday pay. Is this legal and how can I do it in Ace Payroll?

Wednesday 18th March more
Payslip Options How can I show the employee IRD number on the payslips each week?

Tuesday 17th March more
Paying Wages To Credit Card One of my staff wants to have their wages paid straight to their credit card. How do I set this up in Ace Payroll?

Monday 16th March more
Setting Up For IR-File Tired of sending in your PAYE return manually? This document shows you how to set up for the IRD's IR-File system in both Ace Payroll and at the IRD website.

Friday 13th March more
Download our trial version Looking for new payroll software? Download our latest demo for free and see how Ace Payroll can make wages the efficient, error free and easy task they should be.

Thursday 12th March more
Windows 8 We are thinking of upgrading our computers to Windows 8. Is Ace Payroll compatible with Windows 8 and, while I know it isn't really your place to say, is Windows 8 any good?

Wednesday 11th March more
WINZ Deductions WINZ have asked me to deduct an amount for my employee to repay WINZ each pay, and send it to them. How do I do this in Ace Payroll?

Tuesday 10th March more
Inland Revenue Department Inland Revenue Department Business Tax Update Issue 60 March 2015.

Monday 9th March more
Payslip Options What are the different types of payslips available for the Ace Payroll system? Am I able to email payslips?

Friday 6th March more
Earnings Certificates Earnings Certificates provide your employees with a record of their earnings, tax payments and deductions for the financial year selected.

Thursday 5th March more
Switching Computers Need to move Ace Payroll to a new computer? This tutorial shows you the procedure for easily moving Ace Payroll and your data to your new computer.

Wednesday 4th March more
Inland Revenue Department IT changes to implement child support reforms will cost $163 million, a cost blowout from the originally estimated $30m.

Tuesday 3rd March more
Time Banking Is there a place in Ace Payroll where I can record hours in lieu that have nothing to do with a public holiday? For example, if an employee works three hours on a Saturday and I wish to hold these in lieu?

Monday 2nd March more
KiwiSaver Reversals I made KiwiSaver contributions for an individual which I now need to reverse because they have opted out. How can I do this in Ace Payroll?

February 2015

Friday 27th February more
Internet Banking Setup How do I set up Ace Payroll to create a file to import into my internet banking each pay run?

Thursday 26th February more
Guide To Paying Contractors Do you have contractors you need to pay alongside employees in Ace Payroll? This tutorial guides you through the steps to set someone up as a contractor.

Wednesday 25th February more
IRD Electronic Filing Moving onto IR-File or considering it? This document shows you how to create the file in Ace Payroll and how to navigate the IRD website to import the file.

Tuesday 24th February more
Tax Bills & Refunds My employee received a tax bill for the last financial year. I know I have them on the right tax code and am sure Ace Payroll is right. Is it possible to do everything right each pay, but still have a tax bill or tax refund at the end of the year?

Monday 23rd February more
Casual Vs Part Time Employee Ace Payroll is sometimes asked what the difference is between a casual and a part time employee.

Friday 20th February more
Ace Payroll Passwords This tutorial documents the password feature in Ace Payroll and answers some frequently asked questions about this feature.

Thursday 19th February more
F2 Employee Index How to search for an employee on the Ace Payroll employee index.

Wednesday 18th February more
Jury Service We are sometimes asked if an employer has to pay for an employee that is doing Jury Service. They do not - this article explains the details.

Tuesday 17th February more
Ace Payroll F1 User Manual Need help with Ace Payroll? This page documents how to use the F1 Help Manual that is shipped with every copy of Ace Payroll and shows the ways it can be used to find what you are looking for.

Monday 16th February more
Multiple Pay Rates There are times you need to pay an employee two different rates for the same period, such as when the minimum wage changes or someone does two jobs. This tutorial shows how to set up a new pay rate to handle this in Ace Payroll.

Friday 13th February more
IRD Business Tax Update Inland Revenue Department Business Tax Update Issue 59 February 2015.

Thursday 12th February more
Special Tax Codes The IRD have sent me a Special Tax Code form asking me to deduct tax at a certain percentage. How do I handle this in Ace Payroll?

Wednesday 11th February more
Running Ace Payroll From A Memory Stick I have heard I can run Ace Payroll entirely from a memory stick when I'm away. Is this true and how do I do it?

Tuesday 10th February more
Free Internet Backup Want to automatically have your data backed up offsite every pay period? Our internet backup routine takes care of your data security, making sure an offsite backup is always available.

Monday 9th February more
Employment Matters A business owner drilled a hole through a wall and secretly filmed one of his employees while she used the toilet.

Friday 6th February more
Waitangi Day Today is Waitangi Day. This document shows you how to process the Waitangi Day public holiday in Ace Payroll.

Thursday 5th February more
IRD Electronic Filing Moving onto IR-File or considering it? This document shows you how to create the file in Ace Payroll and how to navigate the IRD website to import the file.

Wednesday 4th February more
Payroll Giving Payroll Giving is a mechanism that allows staff to make charitable donations on a regular basis, and receive an immediate one third tax credit for the donation made. It is voluntary from both the employer and employee perspectives.

Tuesday 3rd February more
Reducing Balance Deductions A reducing balance deduction automatically ceases once a set amount has been deducted. They are especially useful when a third party asks an employer to deduct a certain amount from employee wages over a period of time.

Monday 2nd February more
Ace Payroll Upgrades Ace Payroll releases an upgrade CD each year, and we are often asked when is the best time to install the upgrade.

January 2015

Friday 30th January more
Ace Payroll Testimonials Looking for new payroll software? Our testimonials page contains comments made by our clients every day. If you're struggling with your payroll, see what Ace Payroll customers are saying.

Thursday 29th January more
KiwiSaver KS3 Guide The KiwiSaver KS3 Introduction To KiwiSaver PDF is designed to be given to new employees. This PDF document opens in a new window and can be printed.

Wednesday 28th January more
Direct Crediting Deductions Employee deductions such as WINZ, Department Of Courts, IRD etc can be linked to a bank account for automatic payment by direct credit each pay.

Tuesday 27th January more
Recording Hours Worked Is there a way I can record the hours my staff work each day, and report this on their payslip?

Monday 26th January more
Networking Ace Payroll I am going to ask my IT person to put Ace Payroll on the network so several of us can access it. How do they go about it?

Friday 23rd January more
Wages Protection Act The Wages Protection Act governs the way in which wages are paid, the making of deductions, and recovery of over payments.

Thursday 22nd January more
Annual Closedowns This tutorial shows you how to handle an Annual Compulsory Closedown in Ace Payroll. The most common time for a compulsory closedown is at Christmas time.

Wednesday 21st January more
Changing From Casual I have a casual employee who has recently become a permanent employee. How do I change their holiday pay from 8% each pay?

Tuesday 20th January more
Ace Payroll For Apple Mac Want to use Ace Payroll on your Apple Mac? This tutorial shows you how to swap over.

Monday 19th January more
Data Security Written initially for prospective clients, this explanation of the different routines in Ace Payroll designed to provide data security should be of interest to current users who wish to be prepared should disaster ever strike!

Friday 16th January more
Total Remuneration This tutorial shows how to implement a Total Remuneration scheme for KiwiSaver in Ace Payroll.

Thursday 15th January more
Alphabetical Site Index The Ace Payroll Site Index is an alphabetical listing of items on our website - it makes searching for the items you wish to learn about quick and easy.

Wednesday 14th January more
Child Support A child support variation code is used if you regularly deduct child support from an employee's wages, but the amount deducted in a certain pay period is different from the usual deduction.

Tuesday 13th January more
Emailed Payslips Not using Emailed Payslips yet? Learn how to set up the routine, decide which staff are to receive payslips by email, and start saving time, money and paper today.

Monday 12th January more
Payment Reconciliation Report I have deductions set up for many of my staff. Some of these deductions are linked to a bank account, but some (such as "Repayment of Advance") are not. How can I see which deductions have been direct credited?

Friday 9th January more
Cashing Up Holiday Pay I have an employee that wants to cash up some of their holiday pay. Is this legal and how can I do it in Ace Payroll?

Thursday 8th January more
Accessing Employee Details What are the different ways to access employee details from anywhere in Ace Payroll?

Wednesday 7th January more
Casual Employee Setup The casual employee features in Ace Payroll are designed so you can keep a permanent record of these employees, without having them clutter your regular payroll.

Tuesday 6th January more
Termination Pays Using the As Per Act holiday pay method, I have an employee who has been employed for more than a year, receives four weeks holidays a year, and is terminating their employment. How does Ace Payroll calculate their final holiday pay?

Monday 5th January more
Windows 8 We are thinking of upgrading our computers to Windows 8. Is Ace Payroll compatible with Windows 8 and, while I know it isn't really your place to say, is Windows 8 any good?