How to manage general company payroll settings
Now enter the start date of your First Pay Period. This is the date of the first day of the pay period, regardless of when you will be paying the staff for that period.
Enter your Physical Payment Date, being the number of days after (or before) your pay period end date, that your staff will actually be paid. For example, enter ‘2’ if you plan to pay the staff two days after the end of the pay period. For example, if your pay period ends on Tuesday and you are going to pay on Wednesday, you would enter '1' in this field.
Now choose a Payslip Format. There are 10 different payslip format options, 6 of them are A4 size and four of them are A5. The most popular one is the Daily Hours format. Then, tick or un-tick the options to customise what you wish to be shown on your staff payslips.
(Payslip Example: Basic) .... (Payslip Example: Daily Hours) .... (Payslip Example: Pay Type)
Now enter the Kiwisaver Company Contribution percentage. This is the normal (within legislative minimums) percentage applied to the Employees Gross Wage or Salary that your company will contribute toward their Kiwisaver.
Now click ‘Save’ to record these selections and you will return to the Main Menu options.
Payday Filing Settings
If you are on our other service options apart from Self Service, Automatic Payday Filing will be activated ONLY upon completion of the pay run by default and the payday filings are sent through by the system two days after the set payment date.
If you are on our self-service option, you will find your [Enable Payday Filing Function] checked by default in the Payday Filing Settings section.
Please click on Set Authentication to authenticate with the IRD - you will be redirected back to Crystal Payroll when the authentication is complete.
Your Auto Filing date is set to 2 days after your Payment Date by default. We highly recommend leaving the settings unchanged unless you would like to have your payday filings auto-filed earlier than the required 2 days by the IRD.
If you would like the system to auto-file earlier, you can change it to [1 day] or [0 day] and Save.