2021

Introducing SimplePay Webinars

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Our new series of webinars provides another easy way to learn more about payroll in South Africa.

Important Changes to our ETI Functionality and User Interface

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A cornerstone of the culture at SimplePay, which has greatly contributed to our development to date, is our commitment to continuous improvement. This culture is what drives us to continually review and critique both our processes and our system to see where we can be even better.

2022 Employer Interim Filing Season Submissions (13 September to 31 October 2021)

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It’s approaching that time of the year again! We’d like to use this blog post to remind you that the employer Interim Reconciliation submission period, which is one of the Bi-Annual Filing periods for the 2022 tax year, will run between 13 September and 31 October 2021.

Additional Employment Tax Incentive (ETI) 2021

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This blog is a follow up to our previous blog post dated 30 July 2021, regarding the Expanded ETI scheme being introduced by the National Treasury and SARS for the period of 1 August 2021 to 30 November 2021.

New Feature: Pro-Rate Custom Items

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SimplePay automatically calculates and applies a pro-rate percentage to the Basic Salary of employees if they do not work for a full pay period i.e. the are appointed after the start of a pay period or terminated before the end of a pay period. We’ve received several requests to allow for the pro-rata percentage to be applied to other items, and are delighted to announce that this functionality is now available for certain custom items.

TERS Update and Claims for Workers Affected by Unrest

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Today’s post covers the opening of TERS applications for new claim codes, as well as some information about the recently announced benefit program for workers affected by the recent civil unrest in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal.

UIF TERS Update – Applications open for Annexure A Establishments

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Today we follow on from our previous blog post, in which we discussed the latest iteration of the UIF’s Temporary Employee Relief Scheme (TERS) initiative for the most recent lockdown periods between 16 March and 25 July 2021.

New Feature: Batch Pay Beneficiaries

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In March 2021, we introduced beneficiaries to the system (refer to our blog post dated 9 March). We’ve now expanded this feature to allow you to pay beneficiaries in bulk.

ETI Relief Expansion and PAYE Deferral Announced, effective 1 August 2021

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Recently businesses in South Africa have experienced numerous hardships and challenges to profitability and for some, their continued existence. As a beacon of hope and in an effort to give support and relief to those affected, National Treasury and SARS recently announced an intended R5 billion tax relief package. To relieve the economic strain being applied to businesses in South Africa currently, it was to be rolled out as soon as possible.