• ETI Validation tool for Release 5.7a

    The updated ETI Validation tool for Release 5.7a is available on Sage Business Cloud Payroll Professional.

    The following message currently displays when logging in.

    View the 'What's New' link under Quick Links for all the details.

    FAQ's…

  • South Africa: Tax Relief measures announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa on 25 July 2021

    The President of South Africa announced some tax relief measures during his speech on Sunday 25 July 2021, which includes Employment Tax Incentives (ETI) changes.

    In the President’s address to the Nation on 25 July 2021, he announced measures to support…

  • TERS Benefit extended - Online submission template

    The Minster of Employment and Labour has extended the TERS benefit from 16 March 2021 to 25 July 2021. Click to read more TERS Benefit Extended

    Our Product Delivery Team have reviewed the TERS Extension Employer Letter dated 18 July 2021, and an updated…

  • TERS Benefit Extended

    The Minster of Employment and Labour has extended the TERS benefit from 16 March 2021 to 25 July 2021. Please click here to view the new Direction.

    Currently no new CVS template has been made available by the Fund for this application period and it is…

  • Known Issue: ETI Validation Tool applying COVID rules in the 2021 calendar year

    Update (7 July 2021)

    A patch has been deployed on this system to fix this issue. You can refer to the What's New document for more information

    Original Post (9 June 2021)

    We are aware of the following known issue on the ETI Validation tool on Release…

  • TERS Benefit Extended - Update

    The Minster of Employment and Labour has published a new Direction. Please click here to view the new Direction.

    The changes contained in the new Direction are indicated in this original post in red:

    TERS Benefit Extended from 16 October 2020 to 15 March…

  • Withdrawal of TERS Effective 15 October 2020

    The Minister of Employment and Labour has withdrawn the Covid-19 TERS (Temporary Employee/Employer Relief Scheme) effective 15 October 2020.

    Qualifying employers can claim TERS for qualifying employees until 15 October 2020, after this, TERS will no longer…

  • Update - Covid-19 Payroll Relief Measures (9 November 2020)

    The Disaster Management Tax Relief Act and the Disaster Management Tax Relief Administration Act were published on 5 November 2020.

    Click here for an updated document to reference the Acts and to include the extension of the PAYE deferral.

    Although most…

  • Covid-19 PAYE Deferral Relief: Payment of Deferred Amounts - New notice (26 October 2020)

    SARS published a notice on their website on 7 October regarding the payment of deferred amounts. See original post here.

    A new notice regarding the repayment of the deferred PAYE amounts was published by SARS on 26 October 2020.

    View the notice here.

  • TERS Benefit Extended until 15 November 2020

    According to Government Gazette 43693, the TERS benefit shall remain in operation for as long as the declaration of Covid-19, in terms of the National Disaster Management Act, as a national disaster subsist or until withdrawn by the Minister, whichever…

  • Covid-19 PAYE Deferral Relief: Payment of Deferred Amounts

    SARS published a notice regarding the repayment of the deferred PAYE amounts. View the notice here.

    We are aware that there have been questions on the forums related to this subject.

    Should you have any inquiries, please contact SARS.

  • New deadlines for TERS benefit applications

    • TERS benefit applications for March 2020 to May 2020 will close on 25 September 2020,
    • TERS benefit applications for June 2020 will close on 15 October 2020, and
    • TERS benefit applications for July to 15 September 2020 will close 30 October 2020

    No further…

  • TERS benefits extended until 15 September 2020

    The Minister of Employment and Labour published a new TERS Direction.

    This Direction is effective 16 August 2020 and shall remain in operation for as long as the declaration of the Covid-19, in terms of the National Disaster Management Act, as a national…

  • Extension of Covid-19 PAYE Deferral relief (SARS notification)

    SARS published a notice on their website on  August 2020 informing employers that the Covid-19 PAYE deferral is extended to include August 2020.

    The amended Disaster Management Tax Relief Administration Bill containing this amendment has not yet been published…

  • The following post explains how to remove the SDL amounts for the Skills Payment Holiday period (May - August 2020) which was introduced as a Covid-19 tax relief measure. This is only required if Release 5.4c was installed in a period after May 2020.

    If the update to Release 5.4c was not installed in May 2020, but installed in June or later, year to date corrections must be made to remove the SDL values for May (or any other month within the 4 month SDL payment holiday period).

    Follow the steps below…

  • C19 TERS Report: Extension of TERS benefit and new TERS Direction (19/08/2020)

    The South African Minister of Employment and Labour published a new TERS Direction.

    This Direction is effective 27 June 2020 and extends the TERS benefits until 15 August 2020 with new rules.

    Below is a summary of the changes/new information.

    Categories…

  • RSA Skills Development Levy (SDL) - Important system change in September 2020 - user intervention required

    31 August 2020 marks the end of the SDL payment holiday, which was implemented as a Covid-19 tax relief measure.

    The following actions are required: -

    Once your payrolls are in month of September 2020, update the SDL from 0% to 1% on the Basic Company…

  • Covid-19: Manage your remote workforce with a 6-month free trial of CakeHR by Sage

    Remote HR management, no obligation, no stress.

    Activate 6-month free trial

    Bring your remote workforce closer by signing up for a 6-month free trial.

    CakeHR lets you track, manage, and engage your people remotely, as you would in the office. Try it…

  • TERS Benefit Webinar hosted by Rob Cooper

    Rob Cooper recently presented a webinar on TERS reporting and other Covid-19 relief measures.

    View recording of the sessions here.

  • Sage Business Cloud Payroll Professional Support Newsflash June 2020

    Click here to view the Sage Business Cloud Payroll Professional Newsflash for June 2020.

  • Rwanda: Covid-19 relief measures for selected employees

    On 14 May 2020, the Rwanda Revenue Service made a public announcement to all private schools and taxpayers operating in tourism and hotel sector, registered on Pay As You Earn(PAYE). 

    The PAYE tax for employees earning up to FRW150 000 net salary* is…

  • 'Covid-19 disaster relief organisations’ payments through the payroll - updated information (11/06/2020)

    There has been a few questions and enquiries about dealing with

    The PAGSA has asked SARS for confirmation about ‘Covid-19 disaster relief organisations’ payments due to number 28-30 on their FAQ page.

    These payments are made from the ‘SMME…

  • Important Update: TERS and 'Covid-19 relief fund organisation' payment IRP5 codes

    On 23 April 2020, SARS released the original PAYE BRS (V19.3) which confirmed the IRP5 code to be used for TERS payments (i.e. IRP5 code 3724).

    On 25 April 2020, SARS published FAQ’s for employers to explain the tax relief measures. This page has…

  • Covid-19 TERS: Benefit Application Process Guidelines

    The Department of Employment and Labour has published a TERS Guide on what happens after application as well as a video explaining and illustrating the online TERS application procedure.

    • To access the guide, click here
    • To watch the video, click here.
  • C19 TERS (Temporary Employee/Employer Relief Scheme) - Amended Directive released 15/05/2020

    The Minister of Employment and Labour has issued a new amended TERS Directive.

    Previous posts related to the TERS Directive: