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Employers: Ensure the impact of COVID-19 is reflected in your levy

21 August 2020
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We've made it easier than ever for employers to update their forecasted 2020/21 payroll with us.


If you employ staff and have recently reduced or are forecasting a reduction in your payroll, let us know before we send your 2020/21 ACC provisional invoice.

This ensures provisional invoices reflect any impact COVID-19 has had on your business.

"We determine a business's provisional invoice based on Inland Revenue data from the year before. However, we recognise this will not reflect many business's current reality," says Phil Riley, ACC's Head of Business Customer Service Delivery.

"We've updated our online system to make it as easy as possible for employers to provide their own payroll estimate for next year and ensure their upcoming invoices will be as accurate as possible."

Let us know if your payroll has reduced

Please get in touch if you anticipate your payroll being affected by COVID-19. If for any reason your final liable payroll is different from the estimate, this will be reflected when we issue your final invoice in 2021.

As an employer, you can log into MyACC for Business any time between now and the end of September to provide an estimated payroll update. Check your details are accurate and request to get your invoice by email.

Setting up a MyACC for Business account is easy. All you need is a RealMe, Microsoft or Google account, and either your ACC or IRD number.

Log in to MyACC for Business

Register for MyACC for Business

If you're a shareholder, you'll need to phone our contact centre to provide your estimate for 2020/21. You can talk to one of the team on 0800 222 776.

We're here to support businesses

We recognise this is still a challenging time for many New Zealand businesses. We'll continue to support our customers when they need it most.

We've developed a guide on what to expect from invoicing this year to help customers know when they'll hear from us, and what things we need them to tell us.

What to expect from invoicing 2020

As invoices are sent out, our team will be here to help. If you have concerns about making payments, please get in touch with us before the due date for support.

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