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Legislation

SARS Budget 2017

Budget 2017 Tax Guide

 
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SARS Budget 2017

Budget 2017 Tax Guide

This SARS pocket tax guide has been developed to provide a synopsis of the most important tax, duty and levy-related information for 2017/18

Who is a Provincial Tax Payer?

SARS Budget Speech 2017          Budget 2017 Tax Guide
Retirement fund lump sum benefits consist of lump sums
from a pension, pension preservation, provident, provident
preservation or retirement annuity fund on death, retirement
or termination of employment due to attaining the age of
55 years, sickness, accident, injury, incapacity, redundancy or
termination of the employer’s trade.

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Workplace Skills Plan Annual Training Report 2017

Workplace Skills Plan Annual Training Reports 2017Workplace Skills Plan Annual Training Report 2017

Companies participating in Skills Development initiatives are required to submit their Workplace Skills Plan (WSP) and Annual Training Reports (ATR) by 28 April 2017.

Points can also be earned under the new BBBEE Codes for the Skills Development priority element pending successful submission of Workplace Skills Plan  Annual Training Reports 2017

The value of developing meaningful WSPs & ATRs is multi-faceted. Apart from achieving compliance and earning financial rebates, these plans and reports can also add strategic value to a business. Companies can identify their true development requirements so that they can address skills gaps and shortages and earmark the right talent for growth in order to reach their strategic objectives.

Equal pay for work of equal value

Wholesale and Retail Wage Increase

Wholesale and Retail Wage Increase is effective from the 1st February 2017, read below on who this applies to.

Wholesale and Retail Wage Increase

Wholesale and Retail Wage Increase.

Sectoral Determination 9: Wholesale and Retail Sector

The employment of all wholesale and retail workers are governed by this legislation.

The determination sets –
  • minimum wages
  • working hours
  • number of leave days
  • termination rules

Application

Sectoral Determination 9 applies to all employers and workers in the wholesale and retail sector, including those associated with-
  • merchandising,
  • warehousing, or
  • distribution operations.
The determination does not apply to workers who are covered by-
  • another sectoral determination, or

Audio Recording in the Workplace

Audio Recordings in the Workplace

Examining what the law says about audio recording of meetings, conversations etc.

With ever changing and advancing technological developments that have been made readily available to the public, employers are increasingly confronted with secret audio recordings being submitted as evidence. Technology has made it easy to capture audio recordings with small and easily concealable devices, an iPod or smartphone can record lengthy discussions without detection.

This trend of behaviour can be expected given South Africa’s current socio-economic climate, which has heightened the importance of job security for many South Africans. Employers, it would seem, aren’t catching onto this trend and would not ordinarily record their employee meetings or disciplinary proceedings.

Employment Equity Breakfast in Cape Town

Pay Solutions Cape Town Clients may enjoy this breakfast with the Deputy Minister on the 13th October 2016 to discuss Employment Equity.

Invitation by Deputy Minister of Labour to a breakfast session with employers, 13 Oct 2016

Disclaimer: The information published in this article or newsletter is of general nature and should not be used without obtaining specific advice as to its application in your business or under your specific circumstances. Pay Solutions will accept no liability if the information is used without first obtaining specific advice from one of our consultants.