• Discussion: Does ETI impact your business?

    In this year’s State of the Nation Address (SONA), President Cyril Ramaphosa emphasised the role of government in helping businesses thrive so that they can create much-needed jobs in South Africa.

    Read more here…

  • Known issue: SARS [email protected] error "If Year of Assessment (3025) is 2022 and ETI Month (7006) equal not to 08, 09, 10, or 11 and ETI SEZ code (7009) is not completed and if employees age for the specified month ..." where age in error more than 100

    We are aware that a number users have experience an error message referring to ETI values calculated where the employees age is invalid, when importing the IRP5/IT3a file into SARS [email protected]

    Refer to the example below where the employee's age in the error…

  • Tax Year-end 2021/2022 - ETI Validation utility not applying addition ETI tables (August 2021 - November 2021) during recalculation

    Take note - This post is only applicable to users who have updated their Tax Year-end 2021/2022 instances to Release 5.8a, and employers who registered with SARS for employee's tax purposes on or before 25 June 2021.

    Release 5.8a for Sage Business…

  • Employment Tax Incentive (ETI) - Amendment effective 1 March 2022 - ETI Remuneration

    There are a few amendments to ETI effective 1 March 2022.

    Firstly, the Minister of Finance announced an increase to the ETI values which may be claimed by qualifying employers, and a table with the ETI values was published soon thereafter. These values…

  • Enhanced RSA ETI Validation Tool

    An enhanced RSA ETI Validation Tool is now available within payroll.

    Refer to the What's New button, under Quick Links on the Payroll Professional Launch page for the details.

    We’ve identified a few scenarios which required updated ETI payroll files…

  • 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…

  • Covid-19 Relief Measures Affecting Payroll - All you need to know

    Find our recently updated (as of August 2021) guide here:

    Covid-19 Relief Measures Affecting Payroll - All you need to know

  • Release 5.7a - What you need to know

    The next software release (Release 5.7a) will be available early September 2021, which will include IRP5 changes and 2021 tax relief measures.

    Important

    Sage takes the security of customer data seriously and works proactively each day to prevent misuse…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Important notice for customers who claimed ETI during the 2020-2021 tax year

    If you haven't submitted your EMP501 Annual Employer Reconciliation submission as yet, we recommend that you start the process by verifying your ETI data first.

    With the introduction of various Covid-19 tax relief measures at the start of lockdown…

  • ETI Validation tool

    During the mid-year reconciliation period, it came to our attention that some customers Employment Tax Incentive (ETI) company setups were incorrect resulting in incorrect amounts being utilised. A new in-system tool is now available for Sage Business…

  • Sage Business Cloud Payroll Professional Support Newsflash March 2021

    Click here to download the latest Support Newsflash

  • Sage Business Cloud Payroll Professional Support Newsflash February 2021

    Click here to download the latest Support Newsflash

  • National Minimum Wage Increase effective 1 March 2021

    The Minister of Employment and Labour published Government Gazette 44136 on 8 February 2021, amending the following:

    • The National Minimum Wage Act (NMWA) Schedule 1 and Schedule 2 effective 1 March 2021

    Effective 1 March 2021, the national minimum…

  • Known Issue: ETI Validation tool not responding on Step2 (Patch file will be deployed)

    Updated Post: 15 February 2021

    A patch file for SBCPP was deployed on Saturday 13 February 2021 fixing the known issue on the system.


    How will I know that the ETI Validation patch has installed successfully?

    When you run the ETI Validation tool, Step…

  • Tax and ETI Amendments 2021 effective March 2021

    The Taxation Laws Amendment Act, 2020 and the Tax Administration Laws Amendment Act 2020 were published on 20 January 2021.

    The document explains the most important payroll related amendments according to these Acts.

    All changes are effective March 2021…

  • Sage Business Cloud Payroll Professional January 2021 Newsflash

    Click here to view the Sage Business Cloud Payroll Professional January 2021 Newsflash

  • ETI Validation Tool is now available

    During the mid-year reconciliation period, it came to our attention that some customers Employment Tax Incentive (ETI) company setups were incorrect resulting in incorrect amounts being utilised. A new in-system tool is now available for Sage Business…

  • Mid-year error report - Negative ETI

    Good day

    There is negative ETI in system due to lower wages paid in May - Usually does not qualify for ETI as wages exceed limit. How do you take the negative values out?

  • EMP501 error on ETI when there is no ETI claimed/calculated

    The following error is received on import into easyfile and there was no ETI claimed nor calculated in the month for the particular person (was a resignation), yet the VIP export shows ETI. 

    ETI Wage Paid (7008) If ETI qualifying 12 month period indicator…

  • Revised Disaster Management Tax Relief Bill and draft Disaster Management Tax Administration Relief Bill published on 1 May 2020

    The South African Ministry of Finance published the revised draft Disaster Management Tax Relief Bill and draft Disaster Management Tax Administration Relief Bill on 1 May.

    To view the Draft Bills, click on the link below:

    https://www.sars.gov.za/Legal…

  • Unclaimed ETI for prior month(s)

    Hi there everyone.

    Hope all is keeping safe during this bazarre times.

    A big shout-out and thank you for the SageCity community who are on the ball and active on these forums.

    My question doesn't have anything to do with the change in ETI legislation…

  • ETI additional allowance and SDL 4 month relief

    I would like to find out when the update for April will be available to implement the change to the additional ETI allowance from R500 to R750? 

    In addition, SARS has issued that the SDL relief will be for May to August 2020. Will this update be available…

  • Covid-19: Draft Disaster Management Tax Relief and Relief Administration Bill (published 1 April 2020)

    The following information was published on 1 April 2020 and is available on the SARS website (https://www.sars.gov.za/Media/Pages/CoronaVirus.aspx):

    "Following the media statement issued by the Minister of Finance on 29 March 2020 on Tax Measures to Combat…