- Designed from the ground up to deal with South African payroll legislation.
- Takes the hassle out of payroll administration. Statutory deductions and contributions are calculated automatically (Tax, UIF, SDL). SimplePay will ask you the right questions to ensure that payroll deductions are done in the correct manner.
- Assumes no knowledge of payroll legislation, nor experience with other payroll software / systems.
- The system will tell you when your submissions are due and remind you to prevent late submissions. You'll always be 100% compliant. Submissions are done electronically wherever possible.
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Changes in SimplePay for the 2014/2015 tax year
4 Mar 2014
We are pleased to announce that all SimplePay clients can now see what the changes are that have been made to SimplePay for the 2014/2015 financial year. As from 01 March 2014, your payroll will automatically meet all the legislative requirements, as announced by Pravin Gordhan, the Finance Minister in South Africa.
Here are some of the most important changes that you will see in your new payroll:
- As expected, that tax tables have changed with inflation, and below you will see the tax table for the year ending 28 February 2015:
|Taxable Income (R)||Rate of Tax (R)|
|0-174 550||18% of taxable income|
|174 551 – 272 700||31 419 + 25% of taxable income above 174 550|
|272 701 – 377 450||55 957 + 30% of taxable income above 272 700|
|377 451 – 528 000||87 382 + 35% of taxable income above 377 450|
|528 001 – 673 100||140 074 + 38% of taxable income above 528 000|
|673 101 and above||195 212 + 40% of taxable income above 673 100|
- The tax threshold has changed from R67 111-00 to R70 700-00.
- The medical aid tax credit has increased as follows:
* The tax credit for the main member plus first dependent has increased from R242-00 to R257-00 per month.
* For every additional dependent, the tax credit has increased from R162-00 to R172-00 per month.
It is important to note that employees 65 years and older will now also receive a tax credit on their medical aid. The medical tax credits amounts for employees who are 65 or older will be exactly the same as the tax credits for employees who are younger than 65.
- The ‘tax free’ portion for subsistence allowance has increased as follows:
* The allowance for incidental costs within South Africa has changed from R98-00 to R103-00.
* The allowance for meals and incidental costs within South Africa has changed from R319-00 to R335-00.
It is important to note that the subsistence allowance is only a guideline as provided by SARS, and is not enforced as per legislation.
- The OID limit has increased to R312 480-00 for the 2013/2014 year, and the 2014/2015 OID limit has been increased to R332 479-00.
If you have any questions to the changes that were made in legislation, you are welcome to contact SimplePay support to assist you with these queries.
The SimplePay Team
Employment Tax Incentive Functionality
5 Feb 2014
We’re proud to announce we’ve now incorporated support for ETI (Employment Tax Incentive, a.k.a. Youth Wage Subsidy) in the system. You can (and should) read more about it in the Employment Tax Incentive section of our online help.
If you’ve already submitted your EMP201 for January but have employees that qualify for ETI, we’d suggest submitting an amended EMP201. If you’ve finalised the January EMP201, you should see a newer draft version on the Submissions tab, but only if the system calculated ETI for Jan.
Loads of New Features
23 Jul 2013
As usual, we’ve been hard at work adding new features to the system over the past few months, but haven’t gotten around to telling you about all of them yet. So, without further ado:
- Improved Maternity Leave Function: A subtle improvement. Now, the employee can be re-instated without losing the historic status indicators on the UIF declarations. And the payslip date will automatically be moved forward to the first available date after returning to work.
- Payroll admins can now approve leave requests: Previously, only another employee could approve leave. However, since in many companies the employee responsible for approving leave is also a payroll admin, this makes sense.
- Better handling of paying out leave for weekly workers: After paying out multiple weeks of leave for a weekly worker (which is accomplished by overriding the end date of the payslip), the system will now default to the correct next payslip period corresponding to when the employee returns from leave.
- Added Nedbank CSV EFT Format: Depending on how your internet banking is set up, this may be the preferred format for you to use.
- Option to print residential address on payslips: Some clients asked for this so that employees can use payslips for proof of residence. This may or may not be acceptable depending on the institution requiring the proof.
- Option to print pay point on payslip
- Xero: Assigning pay points to Xero tracking categories
- Custom deductions / contributions can now be calculated as a % if income
Please keep the suggestions coming. And as always, please contact us if you have any questions.