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Before you can submit employment information to Inland Revenue for payday filing, you'll need to get set up. Setting up only takes a few minutes (we kid you not). All you need to know is your business's IRD number and your myIR login. So let's get started!
When to set up payday filing in MYOB Essentials
Set up payday filing before your next pay run. If you have pays that you've already recorded that need to be payday filed, you’ll need to get that information to IR. You can do this by either deleting the pay then reprocessing it (after setting up payday filing), or manually entering the pay run information into myIR.
Before you start setting up
If you're new to MYOB Essentials, there are a few things you'll need to check before you start setting up payday filing.
- Make sure you've got a myIR account for your business. Learn how to get one on the Inland Revenue website
- Have the IR number for your business handy
- Add all employees to MYOB Essentials and myIR. Employees must have the same name and details in both places to ensure they can be matched
- If you use MYOB PayAgent you don't need to set up payday filing.
Who can set up payday filing?
The owner of the business's myIR account (this could be the business owner) should set up payday filing for the business. You can delegate someone to set up on your behalf – see Delegate others to submit payday filing.
The person who has been uploading files for payroll via ir-File could also set up payday filing for the business.
Once the business is set up, each person submitting employment information to Inland Revenue must authorise MYOB to submit on their behalf.
Set up payday filing
Start the process via the Payroll menu by clicking Payday filing. Here's a breakdown of the steps:
2. Confirm IRD number
3. Authorise MYOB
|Make sure that the owner of the business's myIR account is setting up (or a delegated staff member).||Confirm we've got the correct IRD number for the business. You can change it from here if needed.||You need to authorise MYOB Essentials to send payroll information to Inland Revenue on your behalf.|
To get started
|Task 2 - Confirm IRD number for payday filing||Task 3 - Authorise MYOB for payday filing|
What happens after I've set up payday filing?
After you've gone through the set up steps, you're good to go. Each time you process a pay, you’ll send your employment information directly from MYOB Essentials to Inland Revenue. Learn more about Payday filing statuses.