Category Archives: Employer

FIXED AND REIMBURSIVE TRAVEL ALLOWANCES

When determining the best remuneration package for travelling employees, South African employers and employees are continuously considering the benefits between a travel allowance, a reimbursive travel allowance or both. For this purpose, the employees’ tax (“PAYE’’) and income tax consequences … Continue reading

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INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS VERSUS EMPLOYEES

For tax and legal purposes, it is important that employers distinguish between employees and independent contractors. Let us demystify the distinction. Does being an independent contractor (as opposed to a salaried employee) make it possible to have a huge legal … Continue reading

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FRINGE BENEFITS PROVIDED TO EMPLOYEES

The Seventh Schedule to the Income Tax Act[1] lists various benefits that employers may grant to employees which will attract income tax for the employee,[2] and require the employer to also withhold PAYE on the amount of the benefit granted.[3] … Continue reading

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WHAT IS EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT?

What makes one company or firm more successful than another? Better products, services, strategies, technologies or, perhaps, a better cost structure? Certainly, all of these contribute to superior performance, but all of them can be copied over time. The one … Continue reading

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Domestic workers & UIF

How to avoid UIF Arrears with the Unemployment Insurance Fund? If you have employees working 24 hours or more in a month, it is your responsibility as employer to register yourself and your employee/s with the UIF in order to … Continue reading

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