Become the employer your staff love

How to become the employer your staff love Making employees happy might seem like an oversimplified way to deal with the complex issues modern organisations face, but as Ian McAlister, General Manager of CRS Technologies South Africa, points…
Workplace Skills Planning and Training

SA Workplace Skills Plan and Annual Training Report reminder

Only a few days remain until 30 April 2019 – the final date on which South African employers can submit their Workplace Skills Plan (WSP) and Annual Training Report (ATR) to their respective Skills Education Training Authority (SETA).

The changing face of health and safety

Health and safety continues to have a strong focus in the local mining sector with accidents and illegal activities continuing to be of concern. However, beyond this, how has health and safety expanded into other sectors in the market?

Update your payroll calendars

Election Day is scheduled for 8 May 2019, please don’t forget to update your payroll calendars with 8 May being a public holiday.
Importance of the Health and safety officer

The importance of the health and safety officer

The importance of the health and safety officer is to fulfill a critical function to the success of the modern organisation. As the name suggests, the person is there to promote health and safety inside a business. But what does this exactly entail?

Mboweni doesn’t mince his words … times are about to get tougher

If South African businesses were in the dark about what lies ahead financially, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni made things very clear in his 2019/2020 Budget Speech and important changes affecting payroll.

Tax year-end – don’t be caught napping

Along with all the other responsibilities associated with tax management in South Africa, businesses are reminded of their PAYE (Pay as you Earn) obligations towards SARS – including the onus to issue IRP5 tax certificates to employees. Local…

Important update on SA’s national minimum wage regulations

Please be advised that there has been an important update on SA’s national minimum wage regulations So, while news of a rather bland economic outlook for South Africa by the World Bank for the year (only 1.3% growth projected) sinks in,…

COIDA and processing IOD/OD claims… be aware

There is a fresh development regarding the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (COIDA) that South African employers must be aware of.

Employer Reconciliation Process (ERP) – CRS offers guidance on issues that may arise

The Employer Interim Reconciliation submission season is now open and South African employers are required to comply with the Employer Reconciliation Process and send monthly employer declarations (EMP501) forms that reconcile the taxes collected from employees.

Employer Reconciliation Process – CRS shows you how to reconcile

South African employers are reminded of the need to comply with SARS’ Employer Reconciliation Process and submit an employer reconciliation declaration and an interim Employee Income Tax Certificate for the six-month period 1 March to 31 August 2018.

Employer Reconciliation Process – CRS’ input on how to send the reconciliation declaration

South Africa’s Income Tax Act. No. 58 of 1962 prescribes that employers must deduct the correct amount of tax from employees, pay this amount to SARS on a monthly basis, reconcile these deductions and payments during the annual and interim reconciliation, and issue tax certificates to employees.