Salary and Wages

Paying tax on your salary or wage

If your income is from salary, wages, benefits or taxable pensions, your tax will automatically be deducted under the PAYE (pay as you earn) system. This means when you get your weekly, fortnightly, or monthly pay, your tax has already been deducted from it.

What is PAYE?

PAYE is the tax your employer deducts from your salary and wages. It includes:

  • the tax rate for your income, and
  • an ACC earners’ levy