CATAS Payroll Services
CATAS can take the stress out of arranging your church or trust payroll away from your accounts team. That means they can focus on other tasks and you can be sure your pay calculations are up to date and accurate.
Accurate payroll calculations and reporting
CATAS payroll staff are experienced and familiar with the latest legislation pertaining to the calculation of stipends, housing allowances, and all other aspects of pay that relate to ministers and non-stipendiary employees.
Services provided by CATAS to all payroll clients include:
- Pay calculations
- Monthly Inland Revenue returns and payments
- Paying stipends and wages (CATAS operates standard fortnightly and monthly pay dates)
- Leave records, and
- Payroll giving
- Pay details for each pay period
- Pay slips sent to employees
- Copy of the returns filed with Inland Revenue on your behalf, and
- Leave accrual report – monthly
CATAS is your link to IRD
CATAS is a PAYE Intermediary. This Inland Revenue-administered scheme means that CATAS takes on most of the employer obligations of payroll clients.
The main requirement is that CATAS must receive the gross pay each pay period and hold any payroll deductions in a Trust Account until they are paid to Inland Revenue.
Because we use Flexitime online payroll software, all you need is a computer and e-mail access to be able to receive reports from CATAS and advise us of any payroll changes.
Click here to contact CATAS and discover how we can make keeping your organisation’s payroll easy.
What is it about?
The New Zealand government recently passed a bill that means all employers will need to file employment information to the Inland Revenue (IRD) on a payday basis, rather than monthly. Instead of filing your Employer monthly schedule (IR348) every month, you’ll need to file your employment information every payday in line with your normal payroll cycle. Payday filing is currently voluntary and becomes mandatory from April 2019.
Payday filing in a nutshell
From 1 April 2019 employers must:
- File employment information every payday instead of an Employer monthly schedule (IR348).
- Provide new and departing employees’ address information, as well as their date of birth – if they have provided it to you.
- File electronically (from payday compatible software or through myIR) if your annual PAYE/ESCT is $50,000 or more.
Note: The due date for payment remains the same at the 20th of the month (or 5th and 20th of the month for twice-monthly filers).