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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

Accurate, compliant leave management
Automated payday filing, PAYE, and staff payments
Compliant payroll onboarding
Kiwi based support
Secure and safe data
How it works
We take care of all the complex leave calculations, from automating accurate leave management, to providing digital leave requests and approvals that flow straight through to payroll.
All the ins and outs that come with paying your employees accurately and on time have never been easier. Simply run your pay and let Smartly do the rest.
Our onboarding team will make sure your payroll is set up correctly and you're in line with all payroll legislation, setting you up for success from your first pay run.
Our trusty team is well-versed in NZ payroll legislation associated with meeting your responsibilities as an employer, something our international counterparts aren’t always up to scratch on.
We’re very serious when it comes to the safety and security of our customers’ data and transactions. We’re proud to be ISO27001 certified and offer multi-factor authentication (MFA).

We're here to help

Our support team is full of payroll experts who are here to help whenever you need it! Smartly tech is awesome, but sometimes you meet a new problem and just need to talk to someone who knows all the clever shortcuts. Helping you look after your people and pay them right is what we’re all about.

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


Cameron Goldsmid – Tidy Slabs

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