We are always looking for ways to improve the lives of our clients and we believe good preparation goes a long way to making this happen . To this end we have created a checklist for you to go through as we prepare for this busy time in Payroll.
Are you on the right Version
It is very important in payroll to be up to date with Sage payroll. Legislation changes, and you need to change with it. From the 1st September Version 3 was released and it’s important that you are on it. It contains changes in line with EMP501 August submissions. To make these changes go to your Utilities bar, click down to weblinks, click on download latest version, and click on download version 3.
Are you UIF compliant
From March 2018 it became compulsory to complete and submit uif returns to the Department of Labour. Sage payroll does that for you at the click of a button. But you need to be set up properly. In company set up, under statutory add your uif number issued by Department of labour. Then once a month go to View, Statutory, UIF ,Electronic declarations, and follow the prompts. Call us if you need help. This would be a good time to see if we are your registered business partner. An email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your site code will sort that out.
Are you Backing up Correctly
Backing up to the C drive is not backing up correctly. If that computer crashes, what happens to your payroll and all your backups. If you are not linked to a server, please invest in a separate hard drive and use that as your back up. It will save you in the long run. There is an awesome blog on Pastel irontree backup and well worth reading for more information.
Are you ready for EMP 501 August submission
Just a reminder that returns will be due and returns can be filed from 17th September to 31 October 2018. It is important that you wait and see if there is an update for Easyfile and submit your returns around the end of September.