Supplementary Order Paper No 144

  • superseded on 23 August 2010

No 144

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Taxation (Annual Rates, Trans-Tasman Savings Portability, KiwiSaver, and Remedial Matters) Bill


Proposed amendments

John Boscawen, in Committee, to move the following amendments:

Clause 2:

Clause 2 is amended by adding the following subsection:

  • (13) Section 76A comes into force on 1 October 2010.

New clause 76A:

To insert the following clause after clause 76:

76A Contribution rate
  • Section 64 is amended by repealing subsection (1) and substituting the following subsection:

    • (1) The contribution rate, in relation to an employee and to an employer and to each payment of salary or wages, is—

      • (a) 2% of the employee's gross salary or wages, if––

        • (i) section 60(1)(a), (b) or (c) first applied in respect of the employee on or after 1 April 2009 and the employee has not given his or her employer a notice under subsection (2); or

        • (ii) section 66A applied in respect of the employee immediately before 1 April 2009; or

      • (b) 4% of the employee's gross salary or wages, if section 60(1)(a), (b) or (c) first applied in respect of the employee before 1 April 2009 and the employee has not given his or her employer a notice under paragraph (b); or

      • (c) 6% of the employee’s gross salary or wages if the employee gives his or her employer a notice requiring contributions to be deducted at that rate; or

      • (d) 8% of the employee’s gross salary or wages if the employee gives his or her employer a notice requiring contributions to be deducted at that rate; or

      • (e) 10% of the employee’s gross salary or wages if the employee gives his or her employer a notice requiring contributions to be deducted at that rate.


Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper increases the flexibility of the KiwiSaver scheme by extending contribution rates to include 6% and 10% contribution rates in addition to the 2%, 4% and 8% rates currently in place. These changes will better enable KiwiSaver members to contribute the amount that is right for them. The 6% rate is a logical step given the current rates of 2%, 4% and 8%, while the 10% rate will give older savers an opportunity to contribute more near their retirement, or for younger savers to contribute more in saving for a first home deposit.