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Rate increase

Rate increase 7 March 2018

We take great pride in providing you with high quality customer support and software development, at competitive market rates. We have held our charge-out rate at the same level for four years, but regret that we now find it necessary to make an adjustment. Effective from...

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IRD no longer accepting computer generated (printed) monthly returns (EMS/IR348)

IRD no longer accepting computer generated (printed) monthly returns (EMS/IR348) 28 February 2018

Inland Revenue has advised us they will no longer accept computer generated (printed) monthly returns (EMS/IR348) from 1 April 2018.  If you don't use ir-File, this means you must either: manually enter the details on their website via MyIR, or manually fill out and post...

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MacBusiness Payroll - the end of an era

MacBusiness Payroll - the end of an era 13 February 2018

After 20 years of service, we have decided it is time to retire MacBusiness Payroll. There are major changes coming up next year as a result of Inland Revenue’s Business Transformation Project. Faced with a hefty software development cost versus the number of customers using...

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Payroll Changes for 1 April 2018

Payroll Changes for 1 April 2018 13 February 2018

Tax rate changes for MacBusiness Payroll for 1 April 2018 have been announced: The maximum ACC earnings threshold increases from $124,053  to $126,286 per annum.  The ACC levy rate will remain at $1.39. The earnings threshold for Student Loan deductions increases from $19,136 per annum to...

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macOS High Sierra (10.13) compatibility

macOS High Sierra (10.13) compatibility 15 November 2017

Our testing of MacBusiness Payroll v4.29 has not revealed any issues with macOS High Sierra (10.13)

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PAYROLL:  tax changes for 1 April 2017

PAYROLL: tax changes for 1 April 2017 14 March 2017

Tax rate changes for MacBusiness Payroll for 1 April 2017 have been released: The maximum ACC earnings threshold increases from $122,063 to $124,053 per annum The earnings threshold for Student Loan deductions increases from $19,084 to $19,136 per annum You can go to...

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Payroll v4 - support expiring

Payroll v3 - support expiring 23 November 2016

MacBusiness Payroll version 3, is no longer compliant with New Zealand Tax legislation, uses obsolete technology that is incompatible with current computer operating systems and is increasingly difficult for us to access. Therefore, we regret that as of 1 April 2017, we will no longer...

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Sierra Compatibility

Sierra Compatibility 30 September 2016

 There are problems with MacBusiness Payroll 4.26 and macOS Sierra (10.12).  Please contact us for a free upgrade to Payroll 4.28. Our testing of MacBusiness Job Tracking 6 has not revealed any issues with macOS Sierra.

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MacBusiness Payroll and Mac OS 10.11, El Capitan

MacBusiness Payroll and Mac OS 10.11, El Capitan 3 August 2016

Some users have reported that MacBusiness Payroll crashes, randomly, when they are running on Mac OS 10.11 (El Capitan). There is a free upgrade of MacBusiness Payroll now available to prevent these crashes from occurring. We will be contacting all of our Mac customers to...

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Holiday's Act and MacBusiness Payroll

Holiday's Act and MacBusiness Payroll 5 April 2016

There has been much publicity in the press recently about holiday pay, some of it of dubious value in our opinion. Reading between the lines, however, the issue seems to be about leave payments for employees with irregular work patterns and additional payments.  MBIE released...

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