• 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

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  • 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…

  • Software update: Release 5.4a released on 06 March 2020

    When you launch you system the first time as from 06 March 2020, you will be prompted to update all your payroll companies to Release 5.4a.

    Take note of the important notice on the subscription landing page

    You will have the option to Update Now (which…

  • ETI Changes Required January 2020

    The Taxation Laws Amendment Act, 2019 was published on 15 January 2020. The below change to ETI is effective from 1 August 2019 and must be backdated accordingly.

    For an employee to qualify for ETI, he/she must be paid at least the minimum wage (among…

  • [email protected] error: Monthly Calculated ETI (7004) If employee’s age for the specified month is less than 18 or greater than and or equal to 30, then this field must be zero (0.00), value supplied (xxx.xx) for ETI Month xx (age=30) - valid ETI calculated

    We have become aware of a specific import error message on [email protected], related to employees who qualify for ETI:

    Scenario:

    The employee is linked to a valid SEZ (Special Economic Zone) code on payroll, and is either yourger or older that the qualifying…