• 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…

  • TERS extension letter to employers dated 06/04/2021

    We are aware that some employers have received TERS letters dated 06/04/2021.

    The letter was sent to all employers registered for TERS earlier this month related to claims on the online portal.

    The information outlined in the letter has no impact on the…

  • Sage Business Cloud Payroll Professional Support Newsflash March 2021

    Click here to download the latest Support Newsflash

  • TERS Benefit Extended from 16 October 2020 to 15 March 2021

    The Minster of Employment and Labour has extended the TERS benefit from 16 October 2020 to 15 March 2021. Please click here to view the new Direction.

    The Fund has created a new template with one change to column O (Remuneration for Work Done or Work…

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    The Minister of Employment and Labour has withdrawn the Covid-19 TERS (Temporary Employee/Employer Relief Scheme) effective 15 October 2020.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

  • 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the declaration of Covid-19, in terms of the National Disaster Management Act, as a national disaster subsist or until withdrawn by the Minister, whichever…

  • Sage Business Cloud Payroll Professional Support Newsflash September 2020

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

  • 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…

  • C19 TERS Report: Updated report now available with new selection option "BCEA Remuneration" (for period 1 June - 15 August)

    An updated version to the TERS Data Report was deployed (31 August 2020) and is now available.

    This version of the report includes the following changes:

    • The option to select BCEA Remuneration as UIF Remuneration. The values extracted will be based on…
  • 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…

  • Extension of Temporary Employee/Employer Relief Scheme (TERS) benefit until 15 August 2020

    The Department of Employment and Labour Ministry has extended the TERS benefit until the 15th of August 2020, to align with the extension of the national state of disaster by the President of the Republic of South Africa..

    The benefit structure and existing…

  • Sage Business Cloud Payroll Professional Support Newsflash July 2020

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

  • TERS Report: Updated report now available with an additional option "UIF Remuneration" for the field Leave Income (during Shutdown)

    An updated version to the TERS Data Report is now available

    This version of the report includes the option to include the current month UIF Remuneration in the Leave Income/Remuneration (during Shutdown) field.

    Click here for guidelines on how to print…

  • 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.

  • 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:

  • Updated Important Information: Release 5.4c

    The following message has been updated on the landing page of Sage Business Cloud Payroll Professional: Updated (27/05/2020)

    National Treasury and SARS published a second draft Disaster Management Tax Relief Bill on 19 May 2020. This revised draft Bill…

  • TERS ANNUAL LEAVE REIMBURSEMENT

    Good Day Everyone,

    Our company has received our TERS payouts. Our staff had to take annual leave. I need to reimburse the annual leave with the TERS payouts. Does anyone know how to calculate it? Or do I simply divide the TERS amount received with the…

  • C19 TERS (Temporary Employee/Employer Relief Scheme) - Amended Directive released 04/05/2020

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

    Al the changes in the new directive are indicated in red.

    Summary of changes:

    • If the employer should close its operations (or part of its operations) for a 3 month…
  • TERS - ADVANCE SALARY FOR UIF CLAIM

    We have applied for the UIF Ters fund, and my boss paid all of the employees a small amount of their salaries as a UIF claim. I am struggling to understand how this is to be captured on the payroll system, i have been on hold for support for 2 hours already…

  • Latest TERS report still not uploading

    Good day,

    After recent notification from SAGE the TERS report has been amended.  I have re-run the reports, however we still can't seem to upload onto the TERS website.

    Can anyone please assist.

    Regards

    Vanessa

  • Covid-19 Tax Relief and UIF TERS Benefit webinar - recording available

    Sage Seminars in association with PAGSA presented a live webinar on 29 April 2020 where Rob Cooper provided insights on Covid-19 Tax Relief and UIF TERS benefit.

    If you were unable to join the webinar, you still have the opportunity to view the recording…

  • Webinar: New UIF TERS Report

    We are releasing a new UIF TERS report. All questions relating to this report will be discussed in the webinar. Once the report is available (end of this week), we will communicate it here on the Payroll Professional Forum.

    To assist you with the requirements…

  • C19 TERS Report: FAQ documents and Solution User Guide made available by the Department of Employment and Labour

    The Department of Employment and Labour (DoEL) has published a new TERS FAQ document and a TERS Solution User Guide.

    These documents contain more information on how the TERS benefit is calculated, which employees and employers qualify for the benefit and…