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Ace Payroll and Holiday Pay

Ace Payroll for Windows includes the most comprehensive and dynamic systems for Holiday Pay, Sick Pay and Lieu Day recording available on the New Zealand market. They are so revolutionary we have protected them with NZ Patent 299289.

When designing the holiday pay section of Ace Payroll we had the following design criteria

No user setup required

It is important to us that the user has to do nothing to activate the holiday pay procedures. You do not have to load a payment method, accrued holiday pay or days owing, or anything else prior to using Ace Payroll. All you need to do is go ahead and make up your wages.

All decisions made when paying holiday pay

When calculating holiday pay Ace Payroll scans all records of gross earnings and holiday pay paid, and using the information assembled reports on holiday pay owing. It is because of this dynamic design that you can change an individual employee's holiday pay calculation method well after they have been paid their initial wages. You can make changes as you pay them their holiday pay, which is the most logical time that you would want to make them.

Instantly report on leave owing to a single employee

A brief report on all leave owing to a single employee is instantly available on the leave page of the employee modification screen.

Accrued leave to show on payslips if required

Some employers like to show accrued leave on employee's payslips. An option has been included in the payslip setup to allow this.

Report on total leave owing with estimated financial liability

It is becoming more common for employers to account for unpaid holiday pay as a liability on their accounts and sometimes include it in their annual profit and loss account. Ace Payroll has a report that does this.

Ability to handle different holiday pay calculation methods

Although there is only one Holiday Pay Act, and everyone should theoretically be paid exactly in accordance with the Act, in practice many different holiday payment systems have evolved. Ace Payroll can be customised to calculate holiday pay in all the ways we know of that are currently used.

More Purchasing Information

Try For Free
Try Ace Payroll now for 60 days free. Nothing to sign and no forms to fill in. Be up and running in minutes more..
Help System
A well written help manual and logical help messages on every screen more..
Pricing
Ace Payroll costs $319 plus GST no matter how many staff you employ more..
Support
For 6 months after purchase Ace Payroll provides FREE telephone support and training more..
Ace Payroll Stationery
Ace Payroll supplies a range of payslips to be used with the software. Alternatively use plain paper, your own company letterhead, or email payslips more..
Software Design
Ace Payroll is used by companies with anywhere from 2 to 1500 employees more..
Ace Payroll and Holiday Pay
Ace Payroll has the most comprehensive and dynamic systems for leave recording available on the New Zealand market more..
Ace Payroll Data Security
Examples of how our focus on stability and data security helps our clients more..
IRD Approved Forms
Ace Payroll saves you time each month with your monthly return to the IRD more..
Testimonials
I love Ace Payroll more than I love my boyfriend. Yes, Ace Payroll has 100's more testimonials just like this! more..
Alphabetical Index
The Ace Payroll alphabetical index provides links to all documentation more..
Ace Payroll FAQ Contents
All the most common Ace Payroll questions grouped by categories in a short table of key words more..

More on public holidays

Public Holiday Entitlements
Ace Payroll receives many calls immediately after every public holiday, asking whether a particular employee is entitled to be paid for the public holiday more..
Public Holiday Taken
Use this method for an employee who did not work on the public holiday, but would have worked had the day not been a public holiday more..
Public Holiday Worked
Use this method for an employee who works at any time on a public holiday more..
Public Holiday Calendar
A facility in Ace Payroll to check when public holidays fall in this and future years more..
Christmas and New Year 2016/2017
Working out public holiday entitlements during the 2016/2017 Christmas and New Year holiday period more..
Easter Sunday
Easter Sunday is not a public holiday, but shops cannot open more..
Easter Holidays 2016
The dates of Good Friday and Easter Monday this year more..
Waitangi Day
Waitangi Day commemorates the signing of a treaty at Waitangi on 6 February 1840 more..
Anzac Day
Anzac Day is held on 25 April each year to commemorate New Zealanders killed in war more..
Queen's Birthday
The Queen's Birthday is always observed in New Zealand on the first Monday in June more..
Labour Day
Labour Day is always observed on the 4th Monday in October more..
Southland Anniversary Day
Southland Anniversary Day is always on Easter Tuesday more..
Default Provincial Anniversary Day
Select the provincial anniversary day observed by the majority of your employees to make it the default more..
Payment For Sick Leave If Taken On A Public Holiday
You are not required to pay your staff time and a half if they call in sick on a public holiday they would have otherwise worked more..
Alphabetical Index
The Ace Payroll alphabetical index provides links to all documentation more..
Ace Payroll FAQ Contents
All the most common Ace Payroll questions grouped by categories in a short table of key words more..
Ace Payroll Frequently Asked Questions
All the most common questions we are asked at Ace Payroll listed in a question format and grouped by category more..

More on holiday pays

Cashing Up Holiday Pay
From 1st April 2011 it is legal for an employee to cash up to one weeks annual leave each year more..
Understanding Termination Accruals
Handling of accrued holiday pay upon termination can be confusing. Ace Payroll explains the concept of accruals and demonstrates how termination pay is calculated more..
Holiday 52 Week History
It is not absolutely necessary to enter a full 52 week earnings history for correct holiday pay calculation more..
Holiday Pay - Daily Rates
An explanation of the calculation of a daily rate for an employee taking holidays after a full years service more..
Leave Calendar
Use the leave calendar to record actual dates taken for leave more..
Employee Leave Profile
The employee leave profile records which are the normal days worked by an employee more..
Casual Holiday Each Pay
This tutorial shows how to have Ace Payroll automatically pay a casual employee 8% holiday pay every time they are paid more..
Taxation of Holiday Pay
This article shows how easy it is to tax holiday pay according to IRD requirements more..
Annual Compulsory Closedowns
An annual compulsory closedown is where a business traditionally closes down for a number of weeks each year, usually over Christmas more..
Changing Holiday From 8% Each Pay
The procedure for changing a casual employee over to being a permanent employee in Ace Payroll for holiday pay purposes more..
Termination Holiday 8% Part Year Payment
How to pay the 8% of part year gross for an employee who has been employed for more than a year, receives four weeks holidays a year, and is terminating their employment more..
ERS Holiday Pay FAQ's
A selection of holiday pay FAQ's from the Employment Relations Service more..
Holidays 4 to 5 Weeks
How to manually change an employee from 4 to 5 weeks annual leave more..
Holiday Pay Miscellaneous
The reason why only full days holiday pay owing is shown on payslips rather than fractional days more..
Alphabetical Index
The Ace Payroll alphabetical index provides links to all documentation more..
Ace Payroll FAQ Contents
All the most common Ace Payroll questions grouped by categories in a short table of key words more..
Ace Payroll Frequently Asked Questions
All the most common questions we are asked at Ace Payroll listed in a question format and grouped by category more..

Other leave sections

Public Holiday Entitlements
Ace Payroll receives many calls immediately after every public holiday, asking whether a particular employee is entitled to be paid for the public holiday more..
Public Holiday Taken
Use this method for an employee who did not work on the public holiday, but would have worked had the day not been a public holiday more..
Public Holiday Worked
Use this method for an employee who works at any time on a public holiday more..
Alternative Holidays
An Alternative Holiday is a day an employee is entitled to take off as paid leave, in return for having worked on a public holiday more..
Annual Holiday Entitlements
This article looks at entitlements to holidays as provided for by the Holidays Act more..
Annual Holiday Payments
This tutorial shows how to record holiday pay taken using the Annual Leave method more..
Sick Leave
Entitlements to sick leave as provided for by the Holidays Act more..
Bereavement Leave
Entitlements to bereavement leave as provided for by the Holidays Act more..
Time Bank
The time bank feature allows for the accumulation of hourly leave outside the legal requirements of the Holidays Act more..
Irregular Work Pattern
In this article we look at the calculation of Relevant Daily Pay for an employee that works irregular hours more..
Leave Owing Report
The Leave Owing report provides an estimate of holiday pay owing to all staff at a selected date more..
Holidays Act 2003
The full text of the Holidays Act 2003 more..
Alphabetical Index
The Ace Payroll alphabetical index provides links to all documentation more..
Ace Payroll FAQ Contents
All the most common Ace Payroll questions grouped by categories in a short table of key words more..
Ace Payroll Frequently Asked Questions
All the most common questions we are asked at Ace Payroll listed in a question format and grouped by category more..