August, 2016
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A pertinent question: do you interpret payroll legislation accurately?

Posted by on Aug 23, 2016 in Blog, Payroll, Tax laws legislation | 0 comments

‘Absolutely’ would be most decision makers’ immediate response to this question. But our experience of corporate payroll administration tells a somewhat different story. The truth is that critical aspects like the income tax act require insight, advice and guidance – and that is a role which CRS Technologies takes very seriously. It is not surprising that, due to popular demand, we are going to re-host the two-day course focused on the income tax act. This is a comprehensive, value-add course that covers the entire spectrum of this mission-critical payroll legislation. Topics include 4th and 7th schedule, calculations, retirement reform, the full concept of PAYE, and the realities facing today’s Payroll HR department. The course is scheduled for 7 and 8 September at our offices in Rivonia, and costs R1 999. Early birds can earn 50 loyalty points off the next training course. This course is a must for anyone who has anything to do with payroll. We know, as do most decision makers, that payroll is growing in stature and technology is playing an increasingly significant role. Legislation is always changing and impacts on the daily operation of any company’s payroll and human resources administration. We encourage all payroll and HR managers, all administrators and key decision makers to take advantage of this offer. PAYE is everyone’s business! To reserve your spot, please contact Susan Abrahams (011) 259-4700 or...

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Making payroll administration count

Posted by on Aug 23, 2016 in Blog, Payroll administration services | 0 comments

Payroll administration is a numbers game. It requires specialist skills, a passion for accuracy and a clinical approach, along with a tireless commitment to furthering the interests of the business. It is easy to forget that payroll is also about people, about understanding and recognising the contribution of people in running a successful company. With this in mind, CRS Technologies supports the South African Payroll Association Payroll Week 2016 initiative, running from 5 -9 September. This week challenges participating companies with a question: We may think of ourselves as service centres, but what role are we really playing – as payroll administrators – in service to our own company and our market?  The answer to this question goes to the heart of to what extent we truly build people up? How much of what we do on a daily basis is dedicated to people development? What about support and sharing ideas? How ready are we to back people up? Go the extra mile internally to empower people? As a people organisation, we have a vested interest in initiatives that are designed to put people’s contribution at the forefront of people development. We are very happy to accept SAPA’s challenge and initiate some introspection to find out if we, through our own processes and procedures, are doing enough to empower and build people up. We believe that if we get it right ‘at home’, we will enhance our external engagement as well and that can only benefit customers and clients. Let’s make payroll administration count, and let’s all support Payroll Week...

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SARS eDNA identity Security, introducing a new level of tax security

Posted by on Aug 16, 2016 in Blog, Tax laws legislation | 0 comments

SARS eDNA identity Security, introducing a new level of tax security

We all know that cybercrime is real and over the past few years there have been numerous incidents of international proportion involving data breaches, identity theft and fraud. Data is the new currency and institutions like SARS are not taking any chances, covering every possible loophole, every feasible weakness in information systems. To better protect the taxpayer, SARS has taken the extraordinary step of rolling out a biometric-based realtime personal identity verification system, eDNA identity Security. eDNA is a biometric-based system where your fingerprint and/ or national identification will be validated against the Department of Home Affairs’ database information. Going forward you and I, Mr & Mrs taxpayer must make sure that our fingerprints are captured and authenticated when we visit a SARS branch. Any tax administrative process, from registration to suspension of debt cases or VAT refund reviews, will now be conducted using fingerprint verification. Although the system will only be implemented in the SARS Pretoria North branch, the reality of this high tech security tech initiative is that you and I are assured of effective, realtime security and the element of risk has been significantly reduced. And, like SARS, we are proactive in helping and guiding our clients to better understand advances such as these, how they will influence and impact our lives. Welcome to a new way of tax identity security and management!...

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