In this blog, we briefly discuss the changes announced in the 2024 Budget Speech and how they affect your payroll.
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We’re happy to announce that we’ve made our Employee Self-Service (ESS) claims available to our entire customer base — by default! Find out more about this exciting feature in our blog.
Introducing the SimplePay Account Dashboard – a game-changing feature designed for streamlined payroll management.
Great news! We’ve already implemented the required system changes to account for the newly-announced public holiday on 15 December. You can rely on SimplePay for smooth and efficient payroll processing.
The reporting season for Employment Equity (EE) opens today, 1 September 2023. Simplify the process with SimplePay.
SimplePay is hosting a webinar to show you how easy and simple it is to switch payroll systems during the tax year.
Introducing SimplePay’s newest feature: Reminders. Keeping track of important employee events has never been easier. With reminders, you can receive emails to keep you informed of upcoming birthdays, work anniversaries, and all other important dates.
Introducing Leave Expiry Reports! Our new feature is here to help you keep track of your employees’ expiring leave.
We are very excited to announce the addition of MIBFA payment reports to SimplePay.
We have improved the recovery and reset processes for 2-Factor Authentication.
Filing season is officially open. Read more about this on our blog.
Our system now allows Active and Inactive states for companies within a profile, in cases where companies must be closed, but not deleted.
Our system now allows you to capture Long Service Awards while ensuring the correct handling of SARS codes and taxes.
The employer interim filing season will be opened from 19 September 2022.
From 1 November 2022, 2-Factor Authentication will become mandatory for all Xero users.
After a brief hiatus we return to bring you the next installment of webinars - a 3-part series focusing on Pay As You Earn (PAYE).
You can now encrypt reports with passwords.
This blog post outlines what employees need to know about the 2022 Employer Annual Reconciliation filing season, which opens on 1 April 2022.
This blog post outlines what employers need to know about the 2022 Employer Annual Reconciliation filing season, which opens on 1 April 2022.
The Reserve Bank has announced a second consecutive hike of the repurchase rate (repo rate). This blog post contains all of the important information you need to know.
In this blog post, we extend an open invitation to you to attend Episodes 3 and 4 of our pilot webinar series, focusing on leave.
In this blog post, our customer success team tell us a bit more about who they are, what they do and how this impacts you.
In this blog post, we outline the process that we follow to evaluate feature requests and select features to add to our development pipeline.
Our new series of webinars provides another easy way to learn more about payroll in South Africa.
SimplePay automatically calculates and applies a pro-rate percentage to the Basic Salary of employees if they do not work for a full pay period i.e. the are appointed after the start of a pay period or terminated before the end of a pay period. We’ve received several requests to allow for the pro-rata percentage to be applied to other items, and are delighted to announce that this functionality is now available for certain custom items.
Our new approver override feature allows full admins to approve requests when approvers are on leave.
In this post, we discuss the requirements for non-sectoral TERS claims which can be made from 13 April 2021.
We’ve expanded our beneficiaries functionality so that you can add beneficiaries for custom items.
We’ve overhauled the page for bulk finalising payslips to make it easier to toggle additional payslip information.
We’ve added a new pay frequency for paying employees every four weeks.
You can now download a ZIP file with all the payslips within a specific date range for selected employees or pay points.
We’ve expanded our permissions functionality to include an option for read-only access.
You can now bulk assign leave policies to employees not on the company default policy.
We’re looking back at the year 2020 and making an important announcement about our annual price adjustment.
You can now add passwords to payslips that are sent to employees via email.
We’ve released version 2.0 of our app with more functionality.
We’ve made changes to our user interface on profile pages.
We’ve created an automatic quote generator that allows you to receive a formal quote in PDF format straight to your inbox.
We’ve renamed ‘Tax’ on the system to ‘Tax (PAYE)’.
We’ve changed the label for Compassionate Leave to align with the Basic Conditions of Employment Act.
We have a new opt-in feature for employee claims via self-service.
We’ve revamped our employee filters to make it more convenient to find and select employees.
We’re introducing a new 3-step process for company transfers.
The repo rate has been decreased to 3.5%, impacting employer loan benefits from 1 August 2020.
Overview of the Budget 31 conference speech by the Department of Labour, covering the announcement of an extension to COVID-19 TERS, amongst other related proposals.
We’ve expanded our EMP201 webview to include breakdowns and variances for PAYE, SDL, UIF and ETI.
Here’s a recap of the new features and important information released this past month.
This new feature reminds you of outstanding employer loans and savings when ending an employee’s service.
In addition to the existing tax trace and the new ETI trace announced on 5 June 2020, we now also have a UIF, SDL and Retirement Deduction trace.
Our new ETI breakdown and ETI trace provides more information on how ETI is calculated.
A new notification will alert you of foreign employees when submitting UIF Declarations.
As a result of the latest repo rate change, the official interest rate for employer loans will change effective 1 June 2020.
You can now download the files for UIF Declarations that were successfully submitted to the Department of Labour.
You can now download pre-populated UI-2.7 forms for employees terminated with codes 9, 10, 17, 18 or 19.
Employers can no longer apply to TERS via email. A new online application method is now available.
The repo rate has decreased by 100 basis points, resulting in the official interest rate for employer loans changing to 6.25%.
The national minimum wage rates, as specified in the National Minimum Wage Act, will increase by 3.8% from R20 per hour to R20,76 for employees. This minimum wage increase will be effective from 1 March 2020.
South Africa’s new parental, adoption and commission parent leave is effective.
The repo rate has decreased by 25 basis points, resulting in the official interest rate for employer loans changing to 7.25%.
As 2019 (and the decade) draws to a close, we’d like to thank you for choosing SimplePay as your payroll software provider. We really value the loyalty, ideas, feedback and love that we get from you, our clients.
Our new optional timeout feature allows you to choose how long the system can be left idle for before automatically logging you out of SimplePay.
We have upgraded our integration with QuickBooks.
We’ve expanded our feature for custom items based on existing system items.
SimplePay is delighted and proud to announce that we have been chosen by Xero as a finalist for the App Partner of the Year: South Africa.
You can now specify that leave days carried over from the previous leave cycle expires if not used within a specified time frame.
You can pre-register for access to the new online platform for the Compensation Fund.
The Compensation Fund has begun the process of modernising and consolidating their systems. As a result, the CF-Filing system has been offline as of 28 August.
The repo rate has decreased by 25 basis points, resulting in the official interest rate for employer loans changing to 7.5%.
Small changes can make a big difference, so we have added a new leave report and made some tweaks to entitlement policies.
We are happy to announce that we have increased our bulk actions functionality to include bulk actions for once-off payslips.
As of 1/3/2019, all employer contributions to Bargaining Council funds should be treated as taxable fringe benefits.
SimplePay’s newest feature lets you create custom items that follow the same tax and payroll rules as system items.
The brackets for employee earnings that ETI can be claimed on have been updated to account for inflation.
Add your own fields to an employee’s Basic Info screen with our newest feature.
The Minister of Labour announced in Government Gazette No. 42092 that there would be an increase in the OID earnings threshold under Section 83 (8) of the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act no. 130 of 1993).
The new national minimum wage is set at R20 per hour effective from 1 January 2019.