Employers to pay attention to compulsory Employment Equity Returns
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Companies have until 15 January 2013 to compile and electronically submit their annual employment equity returns to the Department of Labour. The deadline for manual reports has already passed.
New remuneration limit impacts on UIF contribution calculations
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
A new remuneration limit published in the Government Gazette after being approved by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan directs employers to adjust their UIF contribution calculations to comply with the new limit from 01 October 2012.
The SARS Interim PAYE Reconciliation season is open for all SA businesses
Monday, September 03, 2012
SME companies should brace themselves for the interim PAYE reconciliation that is due from 01 September 2012 to 31 October 2012. Employers are required to fully reconcile and submit their employee tax certificates and EMP501 reconciliation for the period 01 March to 31 August 2012, by the end of October 2012.
Changes to basic conditions of employment act will impact on employers and employees
Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Proposed amendments to the Basic Conditions of Employment (BCEA) Act are likely to lead some major changes for both employers and employees.
Beating Tax Returns Blues with e-Filing
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The individual tax filing season opened on 1 July 2012 for the period 1 March 2011 to 29 February 2012, which is a dreaded event for many a person. e-Filing is however a quick, easy and efficient way of managing your tax return, says Karen Schmikl, a Legislation Manager at Softline VIP, part of the Sage Group Plc. “Taxpayers who correctly complete their returns and who don’t require further verification of information have received their refunds within two days.”
Pastel Payroll’s Connected Services is here to stay
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Payroll and HR software specialist Softline Pastel Payroll has a Connected Services division that enables SME companies to extend their desktop payroll with an online solution that will ease the growing burden of HR managers and payroll administrators.
HR software critical for both companies and staff
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Effective Human Resource Management (HRM) software enables management to focus on the outputs and information derived from the software rather than the inputs, which lays a strong foundation for companies to achieve far-reaching benefits.
How the Budget Speech 2012 Will Affect Your Payroll System
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Quite a few changes were made during Finance Minister, Praveen Gordhan’s Budget Speech on Wednesday, 22 February 2012 that will have a direct impact on payroll administrators across South Africa, says Karen Schmikl, Legislation Manager at Softline VIP, part of the Sage Group plc.
GORDHAN DELIVERS A SAFE NO SURPRISES BUDGET WITH SOME RELIEF FOR TAXPAYERS
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan delivered a safe, no real surprises budget today (Tuesday 22 February) with R9.5-billion personal tax relief achieved by increasing the personal tax brackets. This brings the primary annual tax rebate for individuals under the age of 65 to R11 440, for individuals aged between 65 and 75 to R6 390 and those aged 75 and older to R2 130.
South African SME’s sceptical about the cloud
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
85 Percent of small-to-medium sized businesses surveyed opt to host payroll or accounting software on PC’s or local servers rather than in the cloud. This according to the Sage Business Index, which surveyed over 2,000 South African SME’s in late 2011. “The concept of the cloud, and the benefits thereof, are not yet widely understood by small business owners in South Africa,” says Ivan Epstein, CEO of Softline and Sage AAMEA (Asia, Australia, Middle East and Africa).