Contribution week

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The contribution year runs from 1 January to 31 December.

A contribution week (which in practice is the same as an income tax week) is each successive period of seven days starting on 1 January each year. So week 1 is the period from 1 to 7 January inclusive; week 2 is the period from 8 to 14 January inclusive and so on.

If 1 January falls on a Wednesday, the contribution weeks and weeks of insurable employment for that year will continue to begin on a Wednesday and finish on the following Tuesday.


1 January falls in 2005 on Saturday, Sunday in 2006, Monday in 2007.



When the employee's working week spans two contribution weeks, you should record two weeks of insurable employment.

Last modified:24/09/2008

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