Over the last four years, IRD has been embarking on a massive transformation project, replacing the core system they use for handling tax, KiwiSaver, student loans and child support. On Labour Weekend they will be taking the final steps, after which the old system will be decommissioned.
To achieve this, all of IRD's systems will be unavailable to the public from 3pm on Thursday 21 October until start-of-business the following Thursday 28 October.
What do I need to do?
You don't need to do anything differently in PayHero during this time. Any pays you send in PayHero during this period will have their payday filing held in a Pending state, and will be filed automatically when IRD's systems become available again. We will stop filing pays around midday on Thursday 21, and resume sending mid-morning on Thursday 28.
There will be no penalties for late filing resulting from this outage. IRD has extended all due dates around this time by a week.