View this email in your browserSage Pastel Payroll NewsflashFebruary 2022View our Resources pageCurrent Software Version2022 Update 2dOur current update is 2022 Update 2d and was released on the 25th ofJanuary 2022.This update includes the following changes:MIBCO – The calendar for 2022 has been updated.You are now able to input values for Extended ETI on the ETI TakeOn screen.Tax file changes for several of African countries who start their taxyear in January.For more information regarding this update, read our Sage City post.
Our upcoming legislative upgrade, 2023 update 1, that will include the2022-2023 tax tables is tentatively set to be released on the 4th ofMarch 2022. Please read more regarding the legislative upgrade here.Download Manager#TrendingHow to print your exception report?View our knowledgebase article here.How to complete your year end?View our knowledgebase article here.View our interactive infographic here.Join our free informative webinar session!Our support team will be hosting free informative sessions to shed light onspecific topics.Click here to sign up for webinar session.All our webinars will start at 10:00. Please see below our March webinarstopics and dates:09 March 2022: Year-end procedures & Legislative upgrades.23 March 2022: Getting started on Pastel Payroll.View our schedule for the remainder of the year here.Trending TopicsLegislative ChangesBudget Speech
Please note that the Budget Speech was held on the 23rd of February2022. Download a summary of the National Budget Speechannouncements for 2022-2023 here.Low or Interest Free Loan/Debt Fringe Benefit - New Repo RateEffective February 2022The repurchase rate (repo rate) has increased from 3.75% to 4.00% on 28January 2022. As from February 2022, the ‘low or interest free loan/debt’fringe benefit should be calculated by using the new ‘official interest rate’.Read more here.National Minimum Wage Increase Effective 1 March 2022The Minister of Employment and Labour published Government Gazette45882 on 7 February 2022. Read more here.BCEA Earnings Threshold Increase Effective 1 March 2022Effective 1 March 2022, the BCEA earnings threshold will increase fromR211 569.30 per annum to R224 080.48 per annum. Read more here.New SARS PAYE BRS V21.0.0SARS published the new Business Requirements Specifications for the2023 year of assessment. This BRS is effective from September 2022 (i.e.,for the Interim PAYE Reconciliation for tax year 2022/2023).Other Africa tax countriesAngola - Electronic IRT report - New ReportClick here to read more on the postponement of the electronic report.2022-2023 Tax Pocket GuideSelf-help OptionsCheck out Sage.com/Resources for quick access to all self-helpoptions, including links as below:
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Ensure that your Sage account number/Site Code is used as thepayment reference numberFor EFT payments, please pay into the appropriate bank account asshown on your statementDue to the introduction of the POPI Act on 1 July 2021, we are unable toobtain details from the bank for incorrect payment references.Did you know that online payments to Sage can be made easily via thesecure Sage Portal?Click here to learn more.Customer Care / Customer ExperienceReceived excellent service and want to tell us about it? Looking for anavenue to get feedback on outstanding queries?Please make use of the Customer care email address. This way we cantrack the complaint and ensure that the matter is attended to within thequickest time possible.The email address is [email protected] Experience Team [CX Team] is working continually to bring theVoice of the Customer to Sage and to drive up our Customer Satisfactionand Net Promoter Score [NPS]. Read more about our NPS survey here.Sage BlogLearning Services2022 Annual Tax WebinarJoin Rob Cooper who will guide you through upcoming changes toemployment related payroll legislation, with implementation from March2022. The 2022 Annual Tax Update Webinar is not to be missed!Please chat to your training sales advisor about how you can save with ourbundle deals which will include:
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Sage Pastel Payroll Newsflash February 2022 View our Resources page Current Software Version 2022 Update 2d Our current update is 2022 Update 2d and was released on the 25th of January 2022. This update includes the following changes: MIBCO – The calendar for 2022 has been updated. You are