Legal Requirements Tax & Other
The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has reminded employers to submit their 2016 Annual Employer Reconciliations (EMP501’s) for the period 1 March 2015, to 29 February 2016, to SARS, by 31 May 2016.
For those new to skills development it is sometimes confusing and difficult to find out how employers should participate. Many employers know that it is possible to gain a refund of part of the skills levy they have paid, the question is how to achieve that refund. The Skills Development Act itself doesn't provide all the necessary information because critical information is found in the Regulations issued under the Act. Currently two sets of Regulations are important to participating employers. This article explains.
CRS Technologies, a leading provider of HR & Payroll services and solutions, is one of a growing number of businesses that support the Payroll Giving South Africa initiative.
Many Human Resource Managers - like many small business owners - don't see anything to do with tax as their area of expertise or interest. Mention the word tax in an email and it will be forwarded to the Payroll Department, the bookkeeper or the accountant.
While Employment Tax reporting ended 31 May in South Africa and the country can take a breather, other countries on the continent are preparing for tax legislation changes and year-ends in June.
The annual budget speech delivered by the Minister of Finance is often viewed with a healthy dose of foreboding by payroll administrators across the country.
Government has welcomed the adoption of the Employment Tax Incentive Bill, which is aimed at reversing the high levels of youth unemployment.
The National Treasury says pensioners could get more when they retire if retirement income charges are reduced.
Many employees are weighed down by debt, which results in stressed workers and leads to low morale and productivity in the workplace. David Brown shares his advice on what employers can do to alleviate some of the stress caused by massive debt.
With food and petrol prices on the rise, South African consumers are increasingly feeling the strain and resorting to credit and loans to buy both big ticket items and necessities, leading to escalating debt.
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