Payroll Encyclopedia

Welcome to our Payroll Encyclopedia. Your very own library of free resources to help you understand the complex world of payroll and future-proof your business.

How payroll works for small businesses

Payroll can be a time-consuming and daunting task for many small business owners – but we’re here to change that.

There are two things you need to set your business up for success:


A trustworthy payroll intermediary that understands your business’ needs, and


a solid understanding of how payroll works in NZ.

If you’ve ticked off the first, you’ve come to the right place. Here, you’ll find everything you need to know about payroll as a small business owner in Aotearoa New Zealand – and more.


Grow your confidence and stay compliant with our simple, down-to-earth payroll guides.

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Guide to NZ Payroll

Familiarise yourself with key payroll legislation so you can avoid unwanted fines and protect your business’ future.

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Payroll Glossary

Payroll is full of jargon that as a small business owner, you might not be familiar with. Get up to speed on the essential terms.

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Public Holidays

Learn how to pay your staff over public holidays so that you can fill your long weekend with good things.

Test your knowledge

Challenge your payroll knowledge with our library of interactive quizzes and games.


Learn the ropes from our very own payroll experts as they break down the ‘need to knows’ for you and your business.


Grow your payroll knowledge and catch up on the latest news with our latest blog posts.

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