NZPPA’s Payroll Practice Guide

NZPPA Payroll Practice Guide 2017 Edition “What’s New”

Release date 24 May 2017

In this year’s edition, we have included a range of new resources to aid payroll practitioners, including:

  • Over 80+ additional examples will be included on all topic areas to give more understanding, application and background of payroll calculations in a range of situations.
  • Additional flow charts, decision trees, quick reference tables and checklists included throughout.
  • Additional Q&A added throughout the guide.
  • 1st April 2017 changes and enhanced sections.
  • A range of new case law references included throughout.
  • New Payroll Systems Testing section
  • New legislative references that impact on payroll

NZPPA Payroll Practice Guide the essential payroll resource

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  • NZPPA is the number one information and support resource for payroll in New Zealand.
  • We provide advice and support for payroll throughout New Zealand and internationally on a daily basis (to anywhere NZ payroll is processed).
  • We are the only organisation that provide to our members a PayTech AdviceLine and payroll technical resources

The NZPPA Payroll Practice Guide is a payroll resource developed by payroll experts for payroll people. It is written in plain language from a payroll perspective, full of practical examples, checklists and important points to keep in mind when you are working with and processing payroll.

Payroll information is based on a lot of legislation, practices and processes all of which including the interpretation of changes frequently. How we have designed the NZPPA Payroll Practice Guide is that once the 1st April payroll changes have been released in April each year the updated new edition of the guide will be released in late May.

Over the course of the year if any additional changes that impact on payroll occur NZPPA members or subscribers to the guide will be able to access any updates via a link to a password protected area on the NZPPA website. In the following year, we will roll all the updates and any new 1st April changes into the next edition of the guide. What this will mean is that users of the guide will get the latest updated information as it happens, not a once a year book release or a quarterly update.

NZPPA members get the NZPPA Payroll Practice Guide as part of their membership and on renewing their membership each year get the latest updated guide.

What’s covered in the NZPPA Payroll Practice Guide?

At just over 460+ pages of material the NZPPA Payroll Practice Guide will become a valuable resource for any payroll practitioner. There are nine main sections of the guide being:

  1. Managing Payroll
  2. Taxation Law
  3. Employment Law Part 1: Employment Terms
  4. Employment Law Part 2: Holidays Act and Parental Leave
  5. Other Types of Leave
  6. Payroll Records and Privacy
  7. Other Laws Related to Payroll
  8. Calculating a Final Pay
  9. Additional Resources

Other features of the practice guide:

  1. The guide is filled with fully worked calculations, references and links, checklists and sample forms.
  2. Annual Public Holiday Guide.
  3. Definitions of terms and explanations in plain language related to payroll are provided throughout the guide.
  4. Decision trees and templates in plain language.
  5. Forms, checklists and

Online portal: Getting the latest updates as they happen!

Changes in payroll happen often and how the NZPPA Payroll Practice Guide will be kept up to date is through having subscribers given a logon to a portal on the NZPPA website where they can access any updates. All subscribers will be emailed when new updates are available.

Next development on the portal: An electronic copy of the guide is being developed to be accessed from the portal. This copy will be the latest version of the guide but secured so it can only be viewed not downloaded, copied or printed.

Cost of the NZPPA Payroll Practice Guide

  • NZPPA members receive the guide as part of the membership cost.
  • NZPPA Non-member: $275 + GST (includes the initial Guide release edition and access to updates up to the next years release). If the subscription is continued to the next year a 10% discount will apply on the standard price.

Please Note: Australian orders add an additional $25 postage fee on the above costs.

How to order:

The guide can be ordered directly from the NZPPA website. If you are not an NZPPA member select the applicable option below:

  • Click here if you want to subscribe (NZ)
  • Click here if you want to subscribe (Australia)

*If you want to buy more than one copy of the guide NZPPA will provide an additional discount. To find out more contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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