KiwiSaver Act 2006

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Subpart 3A—Compulsory employer contributions to KiwiSaver schemes and complying superannuation funds

Subpart 3A: inserted, on 1 April 2008, by section 65 of the Taxation (KiwiSaver) Act 2007 (2007 No 110).

101A General


An employer must pay, in accordance with sections 101E and 101F, an amount of employer contribution (a compulsory employer contribution) calculated under section 101D for an employee, to the extent to which the employee meets the requirements in section 101C for a period to which a payment of salary or wages relates.


Section 101B provides rules relevant to parties to an employment relationship, and how they bargain in respect of compulsory employer contributions and associated matters.


Despite subsection (1), an employer does not have to pay a compulsory employer contribution as provided in sections 101FB and 101FC.


Section 101G provides rules relevant to providers who receive compulsory employer contributions directly or from the Commissioner.


The rest of this subpart provides rules relating to compulsory employer contributions to complying superannuation funds. Also, subpart 3 provides some rules for employer contributions to KiwiSaver schemes.


For the purposes of this subpart, a private domestic worker who is an employer under paragraph (c) of the definition of employer is treated as making payments of salary or wages to themselves in the capacity of employee. Consequently, for the purposes of this subpart, the private domestic worker may be both employer and employee, if the worker chooses.

Section 101A: inserted, on 1 April 2008, by section 65 of the Taxation (KiwiSaver) Act 2007 (2007 No 110).

Section 101A(2B): inserted (with effect on 1 April 2008), on 6 October 2009, by section 725 of the Taxation (International Taxation, Life Insurance, and Remedial Matters) Act 2009 (2009 No 34).