SARS and Legislation Updates

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2015 Budget Speech

Sage Pastel Payroll & HR will help you stay up to date with the legislative changes and implications, including the latest tax tables of the 2015/2016 National Budget Speech.

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Tax Year End

Are you prepared for the 2015/2016 PAYE Tax Year End? Download our comprehensive, easy-to-follow guides and screen illustrations to assist you in completing your PAYE Year End in good time.

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Tax Guide

Use this handy free 2014/2015 Tax Guide, including the updated tax tables to stay on top of SARS and legislative compliance. The revised version will be available at the beginning of March 2015.

Free tax guide

Annual SARS Submissions

The 2015 Employer Filing Season  is open from 01 April 2015 until 31 May 2015. Ensure you reconcile and submit your PAYE, SDL and UIF contributions for the period of 01 March 2014 to 28 February 2015.

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Interim SARS Submissions

The Interim or mid-year PAYE Reconciliation submission for the period 01 March to 31 August is due by 31 October. Let us help guide you through this process.

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Leave and Bonus

With our automated payroll systems, workshops or consultants you can turn leave and bonus processing into a quick, accurate and simple task, eliminating administration headaches.

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Employment Tax Incentive (ETI)

The Employment Tax Incentive Act was implemented with effect on 1 January 2014 and will be in effect for three years, until 31 December 2016. The Act allows companies to claim back some tax for employing young workers that adhere to certain requirements.

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SARS Latest Updates

  • Extension for Compensation Fund returns gives SMEs some breathing space

    By Madelein van der Watt, Development Manager Sage Pastel Payroll & HR. The Department of Labour has extended the deadline for Return of Earnings for employers registered with the Compensation Fund to 31 May this year. These returns are usually due by the end of March each year. Businesses — especially SMEs — who have …
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  • Sage Pastel Payroll & HR 2015/2016 Budget Commentary

    South African employers must act fast to prepare their payroll systems and processes for the new tax brackets and calculations announced in Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene’s maiden budget speech. Companies have less time than usual to get ready for their first post-budget wage runs. Given that this is the first year since 1995 that government …
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  • Then and Now: How Tax Rates in SA have Changed

    With South Africa’s 2015 Budget Speech fast approaching, and with last year recognised as the centenary of tax collection in South Africa (1914 – 2014), it’s worthwhile to take a few steps back into the history books and to explore the evolution of tax collection in South Africa. The early 20th century Before South Africa …
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  • The Budget Speech 2014 Review

    The 2014 Budget Speech was delivered on 26 February 2014 by the former Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, and focused primarily on how the government was executing on the National Development Plan, with a strong prioritisation of capital investment and infrastructure growth. He reiterated the treasury’s emphasis on “the transformation imperatives that will accelerate growth, …
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