Monthly Archives: September 2014

The Makro Fun Fitness Challenge

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The following staff participated in the Makro Fun Fitness Challenge: Elizna, Leandi, Tineke, Marguriett, Michelle and Sylvia.

The event was held on the 30th of August 2014 in the Makro parking lot with 12 activities that looked quite daunting to them. The first 10 minutes was a Zumba warm up and then the 12 activities started, skipping, tyre flips, shoulder press, jump squats, sprints, steps, lunges with tyre above your head and jumping jacks. The Newtons girls ended 12th overall! Great team spirit and camaraderie. Thanks to all involved for participating and representing Newtons.

The Makro Fun Fitness Challenge

Child Welfare BFN 100 Years

Child Welfare Bloemfontein celebrated their centenary with a Gala event at the President Hotel in Bloemfontein. Janeske du Toit presented the Audited 2014 Financial Statements to the Board.

On the photo from left to right Marietha Johnson (Child Welfare Bfn), Karien Theunissen, Werner Pretorius (Child Welfare) and Janeske du Toit (Newtons).

Child Welfare BFN 100 Years

Casual Day Bring on the Bling

To celebrate Casual Day’s 20th birthday on the 5th September 2014 Newtons dressed up, not down and brought out the “BLING”.

 

SARS 2015 Employer Interim Reconciliation

2The SARS Interim PAYE Reconciliation submission season opened on 1 September 2014 and employers must submit their 6 month PAYE,SDL and UIF reconciliation for the period 201408 by 31 October.

The submission must include IRP5/IT3(a) tax certificates for the period 01 March 2014 to 31 August 2014.

No manual submissions will be accepted from 25 August 2014 if you have more than five IRP5/IT3(a) tax certificates to submit. All EMP201, EMP501, IRP5/IT3(a), EMP601 and EMP701 forms MUST be submitted electronically via SARS e@syFile and eFiling from now on.

It is important to note that SARS has also made some changes to the validation rules. These changes include:

  • New employee postal address fields. Ensure that the postal addresses on your employee masterfiles are structured in the new format required by SARS.
  • Mandatory SIC codes. The Standard Industry Classification codes for the company and its employees are a mandatory field and must comply with the SIC7 list of codes.
  • New ETI Supporting data fields. Each electronic tax certificate submitted to SARS must include supporting data for ETI claims, where relevant.
  • New source codes:
    1. Code 3820 – Taxable Bursaries/Scholarships for further education and training
    2. Code 3821 – Non Taxable Bursaries/Scholarships for further education and training
    3. Code 3822 – Non Taxable Fringe Benefit for the acquisition of immovable property
  • Increase in the interest rate used to calculate fringe benefits. The increase took effect 01 August 2014 and the new rate that should be used is 6.75%.

To ensure your submissions pass the current validations employers must ensure that they are always using the latest version of payroll software and e@syFile™ Employer (Remember: Always backup your current information on your computer before installing the new version, as the installation may delete your current information.)

Don’t delay and submit your reconciliation submission sooner, rather than later. This will give you time to resolve any problems before the deadline.

Sources:  

SARS Interim PAYE Reconciliation Submission Season 1 September to 31 October 2014: Tools to ensure a successful SARS Interim PAYE Reconciliation. Available from: http://www.pastelpayroll.co.za/Pastel-Payroll-Software-SARS/Pastel-Payroll-Software-Latest-SARS-Changes.asp#.VCO9N50aL4Y. [11 September 2014]

The 2015 Interim Employer Reconciliation. Available from: http://www.sars.gov.za/TaxTypes/PAYE/Pages/Employer-Interim-Reconciliation.aspx. [11 September 2014]

This article is a general information sheet and should not be used or relied on as professional advice. No liability can be accepted for any errors or omissions nor for any loss or damage arising from reliance upon any information herein. Always contact your financial adviser for specific and detailed advice.

Employment Equity Reporting for 2014

1It is that time of the year again when employers must submit their Employment Equity Reports to the Department of Labour.

With the Employment Equity Amendment Act No.47 of 2013 adding some changes and becoming effective from 1 August 2014, here is what you need to know.

Who must report?

  • All designated employers with 50 or more employees.
  • Employers with fewer than 50 employees who are designated in terms of the turnover threshold applicable to designated employers
Agriculture R6,00m
Mining and Quarrying R22.50m
Manufacturing R30,00m
Electricity, Gas & Water R30,00m
Construction R15,00m
Retail and Motor Trade and Repair Services R45,00m
Wholesale Trade, Commercial Agents and Allied Services R75,00m
Catering, Accommodation and other Trade R15,00m
Transport, Storage and Communications R30,00m
Finance and Business Services R30,00m
Community, Special and Personal Services R15,00m
  • Employers who voluntarily wish to comply in terms of section 14 of the EE Act.

Deadlines

The deadline for manual submissions (by hand or post) is 1 October 2014. No faxed or email submissions will be accepted.

The deadline for online submissions via the Employment Equity Online Reporting System is 15 January 2015.

Important Notes

All designated employers must report every year.

Employers who have become newly designated on or after the first working day of April, but before the first working day of October, must only submit its first report on the first working day of October in the following year.

The EE reporting forms for 2014 have changed. The prescribed reporting forms EEA2 (Employment Equity Report, 9 pages) and EEA4 (Income Differential Statement, 5 pages) published on 1 August 2014 in Government Gazette No. 37873 must be completed. These forms are also available for download on https://ee.labour.gov.za.

No changes will be allowed after submission.

Ensure that the EEA2 and EEA4 forms are submitted together, failing which the form submitted will be rejected and returned to the employer.

Employers must retain a copy of the EE Report for a period of 5 years after submission (Employment Equity Regulations 10(9)).

For more information:

  • Website www.labour.gov.za or http://ee.labour.gov.za
  • EE Helpline 0860 101018
  • The Department of Labour Provincial offices and Labour Centers
  • The Department of Labour, Directorate Employment Equity front desk service at Laboria House, 215 Frances Baard (formerly Schoeman) Street, Pretoria 0001

Source:

Employment Equity Online Reporting 2014. Available from: https://ee.labour.gov.za/dmiso/. [24 September 2014]

This article is a general information sheet and should not be used or relied on as professional advice. No liability can be accepted for any errors or omissions nor for any loss or damage arising from reliance upon any information herein. Always contact your financial adviser for specific and detailed advice.