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Ir-file discontinuation for filing Employer Monthly Schedules and payday filing reminders

The ir-file service in myIR will be discontinued on 11th March.

That means if you file your February Employer Returns online before 11th March, you can file under ir-file as you do now.

If you file after the 11th March you need to use ‘payroll returns’ account in the Business tab section of myIR.

March Employer Monthly Schedules must be filed through the ‘payroll returns’ account.

From 28th February payroll returns will be available in myIR (or earlier if you’ve opted in early to payday filing) and you will need to add it to your work space.

The Business tab section is where you will go to file your payday schedules from 1 April unless your software supports payday filing and you can file directly from the software.

A reminder, your last Employer Monthly Schedule will be for the month of March, due on the 20th April.

From 1st April, you will also need to file payday information within 2 days of paying your employees.

If you file paper returns (only available if annual PAYE and ESCT are less than $50,000) you need to file your information within 10 working days of:

  • the payday, or
  • the 15th and end of month (if you choose to send information twice a month)

Please call Anna at our office on 03 5484894 or email anna@savage.co.nz if you have any questions re ir-file or payday filing.

Inland Revenue GST Online Changes & Services Unavailable

Inland Revenue is improving their GST online services. While the update takes place, all IRD systems will be unavailable from 3pm on Thursday 2 February until 8am on Tuesday the 7 February. You will not be able to access any myIR online services or contact IRD through their call centers. The system update will cause draft returns to be deleted so make sure you complete any draft GST returns before 2 February.

If you are using myIR to file your GST return(s), from the 7th February you will be able to:

  • Pay your GST at the same time you file your return
  • Arrange GST installment plans online
  • Add file attachments online
  • Choose to receive email and/or text message reminders

If you have provided others with administrator or user access (not your accountant) to your myIR account, you’ll need to review and confirm the level of access you want them to have by 1 February or they will not have access to the improved GST services from 7 February.

The myIR mobile app will no longer be available, you will need to file  your GST through your myIR account.

If you have any queries about the changes or how to use the new system, please contact us.