If your business and financial circumstances have changed over the last year, you may have some questions around your ACC levy obligations.
Women in Forestry has been working with ACC on options specifically for forestry contractors. ACC have advised us of several options to help reduce the financial impact:
You can set up a payment plan of up to 10 months to spread payments across a longer period.
You can request a reassessment of your invoice if your payroll is likely to be different in the 2023/2024 financial year.
Both these options can be done easily and quickly online via MyACC for Business.
How to request a reassessment
1. Login to MyACC for Business. If you don’t have an account, you can set one up – this should take around 5 minutes.
2. Check your invoice. Find the provisional amount ACC has calculated for 2023/24.
3. If the provisional amount is likely to be less in 2023/2024, go to the Overview tab, scroll down to ACTIONS - Adjust Liable Payroll to request a reassessment.
ACC will consider your request and recalculate your invoice. You will be notified once an updated invoice is available.
How to set up a payment plan
ACC has payment plans across three, six and 10-month periods.
You can set up payment plans easily on MyACC for Business. The 10-month plan requires you to request this via ACC’s ‘secure messaging’ function within MyACC for Business.
Please ensure that you have a bank account setup on MyACC for Business to enable the direct debit to be put in place.
Normally there is an administration fee for payment plans. To support the forestry sector during these challenging times, this will be waivered and recredited to your account.
For more information about ACC levies, visit their website.
If you need further support or information, you can contact the ACC team on 0800 222 776