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Allowances

Allowances are extra payments made to employees for things like travel, meals, tools or particular skills. All you need to do is set up the allowance to suit your needs and assign it to the applicable employees. The allowance will then be included in the employees' pays.

Check the rules

To clarify which allowances your employees might be entitled to and whether they're taxable, visit business.govt.nz and employment.govt.nz

Setting up and paying an allowance

When you set up an allowance, you'll define the amount of the allowance and which employees it applies to. If the allowance will be the same amount each pay, you can set this amount. Or you can set different amounts per employee, or enter the amount when you process your payroll.