Thinking of employing someone in New Zealand? As with every other country, certain costs are associated with employing a worker that come on top of the gross salary that you are offering. In New Zealand, employers contribute to the Kiwi saver scheme, the Accident compensation levy and if offering fringe benefits to employees, the tax imposed on them.
In New Zealand, employees pay several taxes, which are deducted from their gross salary by their employers. The income tax is progressive and determined by the amount of salary. Employees also contribute to the KiwiSacer scheme and also pay an accident compensation levy.
Use our interactive employment cost calculator to see the total salary costs in New Zealand outlined in the sections above. You can also get a detailed employee cost breakdown in pdf (like this one but with actual data), which will show the take-home pay that employees will get.
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