Employers: get your tax right

At this time of year horticulturists, retailers, cafes, restaurants and tourism operators are shifting into top gear to cater for families and tourists who going into holiday mode.

At this time of year horticulturists, retailers, cafes, restaurants and tourism operators are shifting into top gear to cater for families and tourists who going into holiday mode.

Cherry tree beautiful woman harvest summer  sunny countryside on ladderEleanor Young, Group Manager for Customer Services at Inland Revenue says employers taking on more staff to cope with the busy season, need to ensure they get their tax right to prevent potential problems in the future.

“At this time of year, thousands of seasonal and casual workers are employed as fruit pickers, shearers or as casual workers in the entertainment and hospitality industry,” she says.

“If you intend to employ seasonal or casual workers there are a few points to be aware of when it comes to you tax obligations.”

Employers of seasonal or casual workers need to make sure all new staff complete a tax code declaration (IR330) form. (download and print off here)

When a casual or seasonal worker starts or finishes work, the employer must show the corresponding dates on the relevant Employer monthly schedule (IR348). (download and print off here)

Employers must keep employment records for all casual and seasonal workers and save any potential problems in the future.

For more information visit Inland Revenue online or give us a call.