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27 December 2016 a national public holiday

Posted by on Sep 27, 2016 in News, Payroll, Payroll administration services, Payroll Outsourcing | 0 comments

South African President Jacob Zuma has again made headlines after declaring 27 December 2016 a national public holiday. Section 2 (1) of the Public Holidays Act, 1994, states that whenever a public holiday falls on a Sunday, the following Monday will be a holiday. This year the Monday following the 25th December is another public holiday (26th December – Day of Goodwill). This has resulted in two public holidays overlapping. Most people, we expect, would be very pleased to hear that there is effectively another day off over the festive season, but there are very real implications for both employer and employee. It is important to note that as an official public holiday, workers are not unduly disadvantaged and are still entitled to 12 paid public holidays. Employers making use of leave calendars on their payroll systems should update the calendar by adding 27 December as a public holiday. This is important for any business and could have real implications from a payroll perspective, if overlooked. Our mandate is to keep a close eye on all HR and payroll developments, how and why they impact the market, and make sure we are in a position to guide businesses every step of the way. Another public holiday on the surface sounds like a great idea, but it does require that businesses adapt their payroll accordingly. We invite any business or decision maker to consult with our experienced legislation team (info@crs.co.za) who can...

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Professional, passionate and purposeful – our collective, core value proposition

Posted by on Sep 21, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

In today’s business landscape you are truly only as strong as your weakest link, and talk is very cheap – it is actions that matter (and, more importantly consistency in action). Many companies profess to be people-centric and all about service, but today’s market is unforgiving and will quickly see through disingenuous customer engagement. A clear value system that is enforced and adhered to will set you apart from competitors. That is why a value system in business is so important – for both companies and individuals. So what do we stand for? We consistently remind the market that we are a people-centric business, it is people that are the driving force behind what we do and why we do it. Our value system is designed around this message. We believe in team work, in open communication and collaboration. We are involved and passionate. CRS Technologies is a HCM industry leader that recognises the importance of taking initiative and people empowerment. We reward hard work and strongly endorse the ethos of pride in what we do, with the intention to build our workforce. Ultimately, no matter how noble your intentions and how much work you put into client service, if the customer is not satisfied, your business has failed in its number one objective. We continue to engage our customers regularly and professionally to understand what people solutions are required. That is our policy framework and that is what drives the management of our values. CRS stands for service delivery that is customer focused, professional and solutions driven. As individuals representing this progressive business, we need to collaborate, be transparent and operate with...

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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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Income Tax Act

Posted by on Jun 7, 2016 in Blog, Tax laws legislation | 0 comments

A significant part of our value proposition to the market is empowerment through education, and we believe information is a powerful tool to keep our clients ahead of developments within HR and HCM. And we don’t have to look far for an example of significant change in legislation that impacts directly on operations. In July we will host a two-day course that will offer a comprehensive overview of the Income Tax Act. The comprehensive course will cover all aspects of the Act that impacts on payroll, including detail on the 4th and 7th schedule, and respective calculations. This course will add immense value to payroll and HR managers, administrators and – as we have marketed – just about all stakeholders in business. This is because PAYE affects us all! The detailed overview of the Income Tax Act is imperative for those who want to understand the full concept of PAYE and the legislation that governs it. Equally important, it will provide insight to better understand your duty and risk in the payroll HR department. Tax is a major influence in the daily operations of any business, in any sector or industry. Information and insight can only improve a decision maker’s ability to manage this function in the best interests of the business. For more information or if you would like to attend the training, please contact...

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The ins and outs of turnover tax regime

Posted by on May 20, 2016 in Blog, Tax laws legislation | 0 comments

In a country in which unemployment has now risen by over 2% and business development is central to job creation and economic growth, a change in tax regime is of critical importance. That is why we are paying attention to the turnover tax regime and why startups now face an even greater challenge. The conventional turnover tax regime was designed with the empowerment of young business, exempting them from paying tax and absorb financial difficulty and loss of profit until growth is attained. We have to be aware of the current state of affairs. Today there is criticism levelled against turnover tax changes and the fact that startups are now paying tax. As Moneyweb reports, the change in the system means qualifying businesses (those with a turnover of R1 million or less) must deal with a single tax to replace normal (income and corporate) tax, capital gains tax and dividends tax. The criticism is about how the new regime impacts on tax payment, income and cash flow of micro-businesses. Commentators have also said that the rules governing micro business tax and compliance is complicated, which does not help. Our job is to make sure that entrepreneurs and business owners who are trying to build their ventures are empowered with knowledge and practical advice. We have the expertise and understanding of the entire turnover tax regime to help our clients. It is only through knowledge, careful consideration and practical understanding that business owners can make real progress in terms of tax compliance. Click here to contact us for more info how we can...

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