Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 17

Thread: IRD Number nightmare

  1. #1
    Meadow's Avatar
    Meadow is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Posts
    213
    Blog Entries
    4

    Angry IRD Number nightmare

    When hubby started work 2 weeks ago,er nobody told us about the ird number thingy.
    So he then gets told fill one out and send it to them as you get taxed at 48 or something percent
    So thinking its fairly straightforward procedure hubby takes couple hrs of yesterday morning and we head into inland revenue place.
    The lovely guy at the counter said,we need your passport to photocopy and send away and the whole thing will be sorted out in 48hrs
    Hubby tells him that his passport is in immigration as he is sponsering me for a work permit
    He said should be no problem getting it of immigration as its only a photocopy so they can have it back.
    Ok so we run all the way from i.r to immigration. To be told that the woman who is dealing with my case is on her lunch,but the guy took our cell and told us he would leave her a note,which he wrote in front of us saying URGENT
    We then come home and at 4ish hubby phones immigration to see whats going on .Again woman cannot be found,so e-mail is left
    So i check bank today online and nearly died.Hubbys pay is well and truly halfed
    Its bad enough just now as hes only on training wage,which aint great.
    So i phoned immigration and again spoke to a lovely helpful woman(they are good with you on the phone though,must admit)
    And she then told me that due to huge backlog in Chch my application,including hubbys passport has been sent to wait for it.........
    PALMERSTON BLOODY NORTH
    I nearly choked,and if the poor wee Kiwi at the end of the phone had trouble understanding my Glaswegian at the beginning,well she was totally knackered at the end of the call
    What a blooming nightmare
    So looks like beans on toast for dinners for couple weeks
    ach im pi$$d off
    Meadow

    Landed in New Zealand 29th jan 2008
    Colin got job offer 21st feb
    Work Permit applied for 3rd march
    Colins work permit received friday 2nd may 2008
    Dated till jan 2010
    My work permit applied for 7th may 2008
    My work permit received 27th may 2008
    Dated till jan 2010


    Arrived back in Scotland 21st July 2009

  2. #2
    ebianca's Avatar
    ebianca is offline Gingery, Peppery & Spicy
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    WELLINGTON, New Zealand!!
    Posts
    1,019
    Blog Entries
    10

    Default

    What a nightmare Meadow.

    I presume they will refund the extra tax once the number is sorted although doesn't help you at the moment.

    Hope you can get it sorted before the next pay day.

    beth
    Flights booked for 24th March 2008!
    Landed in Wellington 26th March 2008!!

    Job Offer Received 9th July 2008!

    Temp Work Permit application submitted 11th July 2008!
    Temp Work Permit approved 4th August 2008!

    EOI Submitted 11th July 2008!
    EOI Selected 16th July 2008!
    EOI 'Successful' 1st August 2008!
    ITA Received 8th August 2008!
    ITA Aplication accepted 26th September!

    APROVED in Principle 10th June 2009!!!!
    Residency Visa issued 7th July 2009!!!!!

  3. #3
    Meadow's Avatar
    Meadow is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Posts
    213
    Blog Entries
    4

    Default

    Cheers B
    Aye it should get refunded,dont know if its at the end of the tax year
    Hows things going with yous?Hubby found a job yet? And when he does,mind and get your ird numbers sorted out quickly lol
    hows the new house?
    take care
    Meadow

    Landed in New Zealand 29th jan 2008
    Colin got job offer 21st feb
    Work Permit applied for 3rd march
    Colins work permit received friday 2nd may 2008
    Dated till jan 2010
    My work permit applied for 7th may 2008
    My work permit received 27th may 2008
    Dated till jan 2010


    Arrived back in Scotland 21st July 2009

  4. #4
    ebianca's Avatar
    ebianca is offline Gingery, Peppery & Spicy
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    WELLINGTON, New Zealand!!
    Posts
    1,019
    Blog Entries
    10

    Default

    Nothing on job front yet- if he doesn't here anything this week it is back to serious job hunting- can't wait for them forever can we.

    House is fab!!!!!!Really feels like home already!
    Flights booked for 24th March 2008!
    Landed in Wellington 26th March 2008!!

    Job Offer Received 9th July 2008!

    Temp Work Permit application submitted 11th July 2008!
    Temp Work Permit approved 4th August 2008!

    EOI Submitted 11th July 2008!
    EOI Selected 16th July 2008!
    EOI 'Successful' 1st August 2008!
    ITA Received 8th August 2008!
    ITA Aplication accepted 26th September!

    APROVED in Principle 10th June 2009!!!!
    Residency Visa issued 7th July 2009!!!!!

  5. #5
    Meadow's Avatar
    Meadow is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Posts
    213
    Blog Entries
    4

    Default

    Good luck with the job hunting,im sure things will work out fine
    Thats great with the house.
    We love this house too,even though its a rental,it still feels like our own
    The landlord is a really nice guy,laid back Kiwi
    Hubbys employer is faxing Palmerston North now and hopefully should get a photocopy of his passport faxed back today
    As dont want next weeks pay to be a shocker like this one
    btw another thing to beware of when you start new employment.
    The company hubby works, the woman who sorts the wages convinced hubby its a good thing to start a kiwi saver
    Hubby never likes to disagree said ok
    They took of ,i cant remember exactly but i think it was about 30 bucks from his pay.
    So i done some research and he shouldnt be getting kiwi saver on a work permit.So he got onto employers and they are cancelling it and giving us it back.
    As if the pay wasnt low enough lol
    Just incase anyone else comes across this on a work permit
    Meadow

    Landed in New Zealand 29th jan 2008
    Colin got job offer 21st feb
    Work Permit applied for 3rd march
    Colins work permit received friday 2nd may 2008
    Dated till jan 2010
    My work permit applied for 7th may 2008
    My work permit received 27th may 2008
    Dated till jan 2010


    Arrived back in Scotland 21st July 2009

  6. #6
    kiaora!! is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Auckland
    Posts
    242

    Default

    wow i have to say i m quite surprised

    i m an office manager and responsible for pays etc and you dont even need to provide your ird number to process pays until the 20th of the following month coz that s when the company has to send of the monthly schedules and your hubbies ird number has to be on that!

    his company could have handled that way different!!!!!!!!
    WHV submitted 20/11/07 approved 15/01/08
    arrived in Auckland 23/03/08
    Work permit under partnership submitted 21/05/08 APPROVED 29/05/08
    Work permit extension under partnership submitted 06/03/09 APPROVED 23/03/09 Expires 23/03/10
    Residence permit under partnership submitted 06/03/09
    Immigration Officer assigned 30/04/09
    Residence Permit APPROVED 29/06/09
    Our Baby Boy is due 01/04/10 "whoopwhoop"

  7. #7
    Meadow's Avatar
    Meadow is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Posts
    213
    Blog Entries
    4

    Default

    Thanks for that Kiaora
    I will have to get hubby to have a wee word with them and see whats going on
    If the woman dealing the wages thought you can join kiwi saver on a work permit,then maybe she aint got a clue with the tax thingy
    I thought myself it was a bit harsh,but wasnt really sure whos to blame,i dont have a clue with these kind of things
    Yip he will have to be having words
    cheers
    Meadow

    Landed in New Zealand 29th jan 2008
    Colin got job offer 21st feb
    Work Permit applied for 3rd march
    Colins work permit received friday 2nd may 2008
    Dated till jan 2010
    My work permit applied for 7th may 2008
    My work permit received 27th may 2008
    Dated till jan 2010


    Arrived back in Scotland 21st July 2009

  8. #8
    kiaora!! is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Auckland
    Posts
    242

    Default

    just double check with him first, they could have paid him on a normal tax code, probably M, all of May.. any period before that would have been the high tax rate
    Maybe it was his april pay then?
    get him to have a kind word with them and see what they say :)
    could be kind of hard to reverse tho, as once the pays are finalised they cant be reversed
    WHV submitted 20/11/07 approved 15/01/08
    arrived in Auckland 23/03/08
    Work permit under partnership submitted 21/05/08 APPROVED 29/05/08
    Work permit extension under partnership submitted 06/03/09 APPROVED 23/03/09 Expires 23/03/10
    Residence permit under partnership submitted 06/03/09
    Immigration Officer assigned 30/04/09
    Residence Permit APPROVED 29/06/09
    Our Baby Boy is due 01/04/10 "whoopwhoop"

  9. #9
    kiaora!! is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Auckland
    Posts
    242

    Default

    re kiwi saver, she would have to put in her system if your hubby is a resident or citizen or not.. if she put it in correctly then the system wont take anything off for kiwi saver
    WHV submitted 20/11/07 approved 15/01/08
    arrived in Auckland 23/03/08
    Work permit under partnership submitted 21/05/08 APPROVED 29/05/08
    Work permit extension under partnership submitted 06/03/09 APPROVED 23/03/09 Expires 23/03/10
    Residence permit under partnership submitted 06/03/09
    Immigration Officer assigned 30/04/09
    Residence Permit APPROVED 29/06/09
    Our Baby Boy is due 01/04/10 "whoopwhoop"

  10. #10
    Taffy's Avatar
    Taffy is offline He who shall be ignored
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Hamilton, NZ
    Posts
    3,408
    Blog Entries
    5

    Default

    Employers have to take tax at the high rate regardless of the employers return as if you don't end up getting an IRD number in time, then they can get in to serious trouble!! Watch out for that Kiwisaver Scheme - it all sounds well and good, but once you're in it you're stuck with it for so many years before you can opt out or get your money back. It's great that they want to help people save for retirement, but the system is a financial trap as it stands.
    Taffy

    The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. EOI - Birth Certificate Number
    By karinmp in forum Expression of Interest (EOI) Chat
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-06-2008, 10:16 AM
  2. Cutting down the number of migrants?
    By MotherBear in forum What's in the news?
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 22-06-2007, 04:42 AM
  3. Telecom nightmare
    By pianist1 in forum Life in New Zealand
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 13-12-2006, 04:13 PM
  4. I had a nightmare last night.....
    By jamesthecarman in forum The Coffee House
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 21-07-2006, 12:16 PM
  5. Cheap phone number for NZ house.
    By Lisa in forum General NZ Chat
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 22-08-2004, 10:36 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46