HIGHLIGHTS

FEBRUARY 2021

  • New COVID-19 Payment Supports Businesses

JANUARY 2021

  • No Statutory Updates

DECEMBER 2020

  • The Minimum Wage effective from April 2021
  • Taxation (Income Tax Rate and Other Amendments) Bill- New top personal tax rate
  • Taxation (Income Tax Rate and Other Amendments) Bill- Strengthening information-gathering rules
  • Taxation (Income Tax Rate and Other Amendments) Bill- Minimum family tax credit

NOVEMBER 2020

  • No Statutory Updates

OCTOBER 2020

  • No Statutory Updates

SEPTEMBER 2020

  • Eligibility Expanded for COVID-19 Leave Support
  • Seasonal Work Visa Available to More People
  • Public Holidays in New Zealand for the Year 2021

AUGUST 2020

  • No Statutory Updates

JULY 2020

  • The Employment Relations (Triangular Employment) Amendment Act 2019 came into force on 28 June 2020
  • Increase in the Rate of Parental Leave Payments
  • Increase in Number of ‘Keeping in Touch’ days

JUNE 2020

  • Wage Subsidy Extension

MAY 2020

  • No Statutory Updates

APRIL 2020

  • Tax relief and income assistance
  • Pay As You Earn (PAYE) Deduction Tables 2020/21
  • Wage Subsidy Scheme
  • 2020/2021 Tax Due Date Calendar (IR328)

MARCH 2020

  • Late filing penalties for income tax
  • Late filing penalties for employment information
  • Covid-19 leave payment scheme
  • Worker has been advised to self-isolate
  • Employment rules for the Easter and ANZAC holidays

FEBRUARY 2020

  • No Statutory Updates

JANUARY 2020

  • The Minimum Wage effective from 1st April 2020