Tax Changes to take effect from April 1st, 2022

The following are the changes taking place from April 1st, 2022.  These will kick in on the first pay ‘paid’ in April. ACC EARNER LEVY – The ACC Earner (employee) Levy Rate increases from $1.39 to $1.46 per $100 of earnings.  Employees will see a small increase in their taxes and a small decrease in […]

April 2021 Tax Changes

ACC Earner Levy Threshold – There are no changes to the ACC Earner Levy Threshold this year. Student Loan Threshold – The Student Loan Threshold has increased to $20, 280 and the required deduction remains at 12%. New Top Tax Rate – A new Main Tax Rate of 39% takes effect from $180,000. New Extra […]

Court Ruling over Equal Pay will affect many Industries

The financial impact of higher staff wages in aged-care homes could force some operations to close, a sector group says. New Zealand Aged Care Association chief executive Martin Taylor said the association was mulling a Court of Appeal decision based on whether women should be paid the same as similarly skilled men in different industries. […]

Minimum Wage Increases 01 April 2011

The Minister of Labour has annouced increases to the minimum wage rates.  From 01 April the adult minimum will increase to $13.00 per hour.  The new entrants and the training rate increases to $10.40 per hour. For more info go to the Depatment of labour website :

Minimum Wage Increase

Minimum Wage Increase Minimum Wage – From 1st April 2009 There are three groups to calculate minimum wages for. These are the ‘Adult Minimum Wage’, ‘New Entrant’s Minimum Wage’ and ‘Training Minimum Wage’. Adult Minimum Wage This applies to all workers who are 16 years old and over who are not new entrants or trainees. […]

Minimum Wage Rates

The minimum wage increases from $12.00 per hour to $12.50 per hour from April 1st, 2009 and the minimum training and new entrants rate increases form $9.60 per hour to $10.00 per hour. The new entrants rate applies to those who are 16 and 17 years old.  It applies until such time as the employee […]