National Treasury issued a notice on the 27th October, requesting feedback by Monday 2nd November regarding the proposed Retirement Reform which was to have come into effect on 1st March 2016 (see here).
The notice asks for input regarding preference between 3 options:
The deadline of 30th October for submission of interim reconciliations for the period 1st March to 31st August 2015 to SARS is rapidly approaching. This is done via the Employer Reconciliation Declaration (EMP501), Employee Tax Certificates (IRP5 / IT3(a)) and, where applicable, a Tax Certificate Cancellation Declaration (EMP601).
Good news is that the registration period for this degree through The Da Vinci Institute has been extended until early January 2016. A minimum of 20 registrations are required for the first year, and Da Vinci has let SAPA know that if we get this number, the course will start in February 2016.
National Payroll Week was celebrated earlier this month. Please give us your feedback on how you celebrated! Accsys ensured that the whole organisation was aware of who their Payroll Champions are, by decorating their offices, and sending this photo to the entire organisation.
Remember that 28th July to 6th August is Payroll Week, and that your free poster can be downloaded from the SAPA website home page. What are you doing to mark the occasion? Please let them know if you would like a SAPA Director to join you!
Wednesday 1st July marks the start of the income tax filing season for individuals (and Trusts) to report on income earned up to end February 2015. While no end date has been formally announced on the SARS website, we can assume that it will be around 20th November, using 2014 as a guide.