Skip to main content
Skip table of contents

Process a court fine deduction

The Ministry of Justice may write to an employer telling them to deduct money from an employee and pay it to the ministry.

The Ministry of Justice tells the employer the total amount to be paid, the amount per pay period, the date the deductions must begin, and the frequency. The Ministry of Justice also specifies a bank account to pay the deduction into.

This deduction amount does not get paid to the IRD with your PAYE. Court fines must be paid directly to the Ministry of Justice.


To pay court fines to the Ministry of Justice
  1. Set up a deduction called Court Fines. Leave the Calculation Method as Fixed Unit Value $1.000 so that it can be used in future situations.

  2. Link an allowance or deduction to an employee. In the Usual Units field, enter the amount the Ministry of Justice has asked you to deduct each pay.

  3. If the Ministry of Justice has specified a total amount that must be paid, set it up as a reducing balance deduction. After you’ve entered the total amount that must be paid, Ace Payroll deducts the amount each pay period, and stops automatically when the balance is repaid.

  4. Link the deduction to a bank account so that it is paid to the Ministry of Justice automatically. Enter the reference details the Ministry of Justice has given you. This ensures the deduction is correctly allocated on the Ministry’s end.

And you’re done! Ace Payroll makes the deduction each period, and pays it to the Ministry of Justice each time you do your direct credits, including the correct reference details. The deduction stops automatically once the total amount is paid.

JavaScript errors detected

Please note, these errors can depend on your browser setup.

If this problem persists, please contact our support.