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The pros and cons of digital tax in Africa

Digital connectivity is transforming how many African companies and governments are doing business. As more countries bring their financial services online, digital tax returns are becoming more common. South Africa, Zambia, Botswana and Kenya were all early adopters and now offer quite advanced online tax submission services. One of the main benefits of online tax [...]

Two common payroll outsourcing issues – and how to avoid them

There are many good reasons to outsource your payroll. A robust, global solution can help companies simplify the process of managing their payroll in multiple locations. Instead of having to source and manage various service providers in each location, your HR and procurement team only needs to manage one contract. This reduces the administrative burden [...]

Tax Indaba 2017: expand your business across Africa

An increasing number of South African businesses are expanding into Africa. This presents many exciting opportunities, but is not without its legislative challenges. At this year’s Tax Indaba, taking place from 11-15 September, PaySpace will discuss how businesses can expand across the continent and stay compliant at all times. No two countries are the same; [...]

How to calculate payroll taxes correctly

With tax season in full swing, employers and payroll managers are very likely feeling the pressure. Your approach to calculating payroll taxes over the past year will impact whether your employees have problems when they submit their returns. Many South Africans are extra nervous about this year’s tax season. SARS is under fire for tax [...]

Small business payroll management: 5 tips to get rid of that payroll headache

The growth of the South African economy is inextricably linked to the success of our small businesses. But what exactly constitutes a small business? The Banking Association of South Africa defines a small business as any entity with 50 employees and an annual total turnover of between R3m and R32m – depending on the sector in [...]

Five ways to achieve payroll compliance in Africa

When companies expand into Africa, they typically have excellent intentions. Sure, they want to advance their financial interest, but they also want to create jobs for locals, contribute to their communities, and – perhaps most importantly – follow the letter of the law precisely and without compromise. But this is easier said than done. Payroll [...]

The benefits of cloud based payroll for your business

Managing your company’s payroll doesn’t have to be an administrative nightmare. The bigger the enterprise though, the more onerous the job is. Payroll managers at multi-national organisations have to pay close attention to a variety of factors like local legislation and regulatory requirements – as well as be available to employees across various time zones. [...]

A tax year end checklist for a stress-free first quarter

The 2016/17 tax year end deadline is fast approaching for many businesses. This can be a stressful time for your company’s finance departments and payroll managers. The right tax year end checklist can help you simplify the process and avoid any administrative delays – or headaches. To ensure a smooth tax year end, here are [...]

African expat payroll – how to achieve legislative compliance

As Africa’s economy strengthens, the continent is attracting multi-nationals from all corners of the globe looking to benefit from this growth. Expanding your business into these new territories is an exciting yet challenging endeavour. To establish new offices as quickly and efficiently as possible, most companies will send some of their existing employees out to [...]

Cloud Analytics: Custom Payroll & HR Reports

Powerful Business Intelligence Platform Our Cloud Analytics toolset has become very popular and delivered tremendous value to clients that are already using it. Users are creating powerful dashboards and custom reports for themselves that encompass unique business requirements. To date, Cloud Analytics was only available to admin type users who have full access to a [...]