Payroll compliance made easy

Smartly makes it easy to keep your payroll compliant. With accurate leave calculations, leave management, automated payday filing, PAYE, and staff payment features - it's never been simpler to pay your people in line with New Zealand legislation.

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Be confident managing your payroll compliance

Payroll compliance means paying your people in line with New Zealand legislation, especially the Holidays Act 2003. Payroll compliance can be complex – it’s a balancing act between choosing the right software, setting it up correctly, and consistently monitoring for change.

  • Accurate and compliant leave calculations
    Accurate and compliant leave calculations
    We use smart tech to take care of all the complex calculations, meaning your employees’ leave entitlements remain accurate even when their work patterns change.
  • Quick, easy, automated payments
    Quick, easy, automated payments
    Let us take the headache out of pay day. With the click of a button, you run your pay and we’ll accurately and automatically sort your PAYE payments, payday filing, and staff payments.
  • We’ve got your back
    We’ve got your back
    Our Kiwi-based team knows all there is to know about the complexities of the legislations and regulations that help you pay your people accurately and on time. You’re in safe hands with us.

Smartly's compliant onboarding

When you join Smartly, we work with you to correctly calculate your employees' historical leave balances and set them up in your Smartly site. This is an important step of the onboarding process to make sure your staff are set up correctly and that the right calculations have been applied in the employment context they are intended for. Find out more about how we compliantly calculate leave in weeks

At Smartly, we know how important it is to keep your payroll compliant. We also know that it can be a big, time-consuming task. So that’s why we’ve built a product that supports and assists in managing the intricacies of payroll compliance in New Zealand. We also keep you up to date with end-of-year tax changes, keeping you informed while automating as much of the change as possible.  

What to consider when choosing a payroll provider

Product Compliance Lead at Datacom and creator of Smartly, Chris Mar, talks about everything you need to know about payroll compliance and what you should consider when choosing a payroll provider.

Feature breakdown – How Smartly helps keep you compliant

How It Works
Never worry about missing a payroll payment again
Smartly connects directly with your business bank account, so once you've processed your payroll we'll automatically make all the payments for you. This includes payments to your employees, IRD and KiwiSaver - we'll even make any deductions like student loan repayments, court fines or child support.
Remove the risk of human error
Automated calculations and payments removes the risk of human error so you can be confident that your employees are being paid accurately every pay run.
Remaining compliant involves keeping up with the ever-changing rules and regulations. With automated payments and calculations your employees pay information is kept up to date with the latest legislation changes as they happen so you don't have to worry.
Save time and take the stress out of payday
Remove any last-minute payroll panic and reduce the amount of time you spend on manual payroll tasks by automating your payroll payments. Giving you more time for your business.

“Smartly have kept our business compliant. It takes the burden away from keeping up with all the payroll legislation requirements.”


Cameron Goldsmid – Tidy Slabs

How does Smartly work for your industry?

  • Retail
    Smartly makes payroll simple for retailers. Automate staff payments, PAYE, and payday filing. Learn more
  • Hospitality
    Hospitality payroll can be complex with part-timers, full-timers and contractors. Find out how Smartly makes it easy. Learn more
  • Professional services
    Track hours by job and automate staff payments in Smartly Payroll. Professional services, sorted. Learn more

Keen to hear more?

Whether you want to find out more about our features,  the benefits of Smartly or our payroll plans - our team of payroll experts are here to help.

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