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Tax Code — EDW

What Is Tax Code 'EDW'?


Note: This tax code only applies to temporary, casual and seasonal workers, so you can skip this if you want.


EDW, or Election Day Workers, are people employed on a casual basis by the electoral office immediately before, on, or after polling day.


People under this tax code are taxed through the PAYE system at a flat rate of 17.50 cents in the dollar, plus ACC earner's levy which is currently at 1.45%.


Since this employment is temporary, i.e. 28 days or less, employees are not subject to automatic enrolment.


If an employee wants KiwiSaver deductions made from their electoral earnings (regardless of whether they're existing members or opt-in for the first time) they'll need to hand you a completed KiwiSaver deduction form (IRD's KS2 form). If the employee chose NOT to opt-in through their employer and the period of that employment extends beyond 28 days, the automatic enrolment rules apply on day 29th.


Remember: Everyone you employ under EDW Tax Code needs a strict and updated written employment agreement.


If your employee is under the wrong tax code, they're going to end up with a big tax bill at the end of the year. Ensure that your workers notify you whenever their circumstances change.


KS2 form sample:
Inland Revenue Tax Code EDW



Where to Find & Enter Tax Code 'EDW'?


1.  After logging in, go to your Dashboard


2.  Click Employees tab on the left.


3.  Select an employee from the list.


4.  Click the Tax tab below the Personal tab.


5.  Select Tax Code EDW from the drop-down list.


Screengrab sample:

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