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In a communication dated 17 March 2020, the SARS Commissioner stated that SARS will be adhering to strict social distancing guidelines. Refer to the attached communication.
1.  Taxpayers are discouraged from visiting SARS branches and are advised to make use of online digital channels for all engagements. The SARS website (www.sars.gov.za) will be regularly updated with news and announcements.
2.  Should taxpayers still require contact with SARS please phone the SARS Contact Centre on 0800 00 7277 instead of visiting a branch.
3.  If a taxpayer is still required to visit a SARS tax branch, strict adherence to social distancing and general hygiene practices will be applied:
•             Within the guidelines as set out by the President, a maximum of 100 taxpayers will be allowed in a SARS branch at any one point in time and will be managed firmly.
•             SARS will request that taxpayers watch branch visitor volumes and queue times on the SARS website and the SARS MobiApp. Taxpayers may elect to visit an alternative branch if really necessary.
•             All SARS branches as well as ports of entry have been equipped with hand sanitisers, and taxpayers are expected to make use of these ahead of engaging with the SARS staff.
•             Additional SARS procedures have been put in place and will be utilised to ensure that work surfaces are regularly cleaned and sanitised.
•             SARS staff have also been provided with additional protective gear such as gloves, and where required, additional protective equipment such as masks and suits.
•             Everyone is required to observe a strict 1 metre distance from other people and avoid person-to-person contact as far as possible.

Pay Solutions are here to keep you and your company safe!

Your safety is our no 1 priority and with our cloud-based payroll solutions, you can rest assured its business as usual with no disruptions to your payroll and hr services.

Pay Solutions have the infrastructure in place that not only ensures the safety of our staff but also that of the clients.

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News just in regarding the Coronavirus which has reached some parts of South Africa we would like to reassure our clients that they are in safe hands should any travel or area restrictions come into effect.

Pay Solutions cloud based HR and Payroll system allows the flexibility for our consultants and clients to work remotely, thus ensuring business continuity and no disruption to any of our payroll or hr processes.

Our consultants work from home occasionally and all have the infrastructure to run efficiently offering 24/7 support thus meeting each client’s needs and deadlines.

The employer declaration (UI19) is required to update the employment history UIF system displaying a record of each employer you have been employed by. When beginning a claim, it is advisable for the individual to call UIF and ask them to check what employment history the Department of Labour has captured on their system. If there is any information missing in terms of your employment history, claims will not proceed. This must be sorted out before the claim begins where possible.
This is the most common reason for delays and non-payments of UIF claims.
The process only works if the employer declaration (UI19) employment history has been updated on their system. As much as employers and employees can provide the correct information to the department, it does not always mean that the documentation is 1. Captured 2. Captured correctly.
Best advice is to get the email address of the person you speak to on the phone and send any missing information to them directly and then follow up constantly with them to ensure the information is correct and has been updated on their system. Once you have confirmed that its correct, proceed with the UIF online filing.
Another point to remember is that sometimes the first payments can be small and go unnoticed in your bank account. Check your account for any payment from reference UIF and if you see a payment, it means you claim is approved. Go back online and submit your request for payment (also called a continuation of payment). You must do this monthly until the claim has fully paid out.

Compensation Fund is offering Compensation Fund Bursary opportunity to workers who cannot return to current work due to injuries or diseases sustained at work and unemployed Compensation Fund pensioners who suffered occupational injuries, as a result, acquired a disablement are invited to apply for the bursary to improve their knowledge and skills to return to work or be economically active.

COMPENSATION FUND BURSARY

INJURED WORKERS’ AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES BURSARY AWARD FOR 2020

Are you an injured worker who cannot return to current work due to injuries sustained at work?

Exciting news! South Africa’s new paternity leave benefits begin today!

On 29 October 2019 President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the sections of the Labour Laws Amendment Act 10 of 2018 will come into effect today, 1 November 2019. 

Parental leave for fathers:

Employers must provide 10 successive unpaid leave days to new fathers. This leave will soon be funded via UIF applications.  Parental adoption leave: 10 consecutive weeks or 10 consecutive days: couples must decide who will take parental leave and who will take adoption leave/commissioning parental leave. A child must be 2 years old or younger for adoptive parents to qualify for parental adoption leave and it is only applicable to one parent.