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Tax filing for individuals

filing season opened on 1 july 2017 and closes 22 september for manual filing via sars drop, 24 november if filed efiling or sars branch for non-provisional tax payers 31 january 2018 provisional tax at a branch

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Get the payroll ball rolling with ConTraServ

ConTraServ (Pty) Limited, which has been operational since 2010, has been at the forefront of business administration, offering a wide range of professional solutions that include Professional Payroll Outsourcing and Consulting, Payroll and HR Systems, SARS Returns and Registrations, Integrated Biometric Time, Attendance and Access Control and HR Database Administration.

ConTraServ’s payroll services have catered for a diversified number of businesses operating in the Umhlanga, Amanzimtoti,Hillcrest and Westville precincts. Proven customer satisfaction has been the driving force of the company’s growth.

Payroll services in Durban will minimise mistakes made during payroll

Payroll services in Durban will minimise mistakes made during payroll

Unique features of these payroll services in the KwaZulu-Natal region include automatic tax calculations as per government law, payment and filing of financial reports, new employee reporting, direct deposit, contractor payments, payroll reports and employee lifetime accounts.

Businesses which use ConTraServe’s services can enjoy the advantage of having their payroll packages tailor-made to suit their specific needs. ConTraServ’s qualified and skilled professionals are dedicated to listening and adapting to the concerns and particular requirements of their clients.

In the event of a client preferring to have the work done by their own in-house HR department, ConTraServ’s payroll services team offers top notch training, using the most updated technology to ensure there are minimal glitches with the company’s monthly payroll.

Further adding to its payroll services, ConTraServ’s customer friendly consultants provide businesses with complete processing of monthly and annual returns.  They can also utilize cutting-edge information technology systems to analyse a clients existing processes and provide them with solutions and proposals to reduce both costs and time.

ConTraServe can also take the mystery out of tax by providing SARS registration services for all types of tax payers. These services are effectively and efficiently administrated, as professed by satisfied clients in Umhlanga, Amanzimtoti, Hillcrest and Westville.

Invest in payroll services to minimize your workload

Invest in payroll services to minimize your workload

Payroll systems in the modern era have shifted from manual processes to more automated, efficient digital systems. This dynamic shift (necessitated by growing computerization) enables users of ConTraServe’s payroll automation services to collect, organise, and store all information required for payroll calculations.

Payroll automation refers to the use of computers to produce payslips and manage all benefit payments for the company. Contraserve utilises the most advanced technology to ensure that automated systems run smoothly.

This is done through integrating the client’s resource planning system, thus providing an overall view of the company’s finances. In addition to payroll, the system can manage production, personal resources, invoicing and other accounting needs.

This is one of the many reasons why businesses in Umhlanga, Amanzimtoti, Hillcrest and Westville trust ConTraServ’s elite payroll services.

ConTraServ (Pty) Limited is accredited by the South African Payroll Association and is a member of the South African Institute of Tax Professionals. It is also an authorised reseller and installer for Jarrison time and access systems and Suprema biometric systems.

For an all-round, customized solution to your payroll needs and other business or personal requirements, look no further than ConTraServ.

 

Everything you need to know about payroll

Payroll is important for every business.  Making sure that everything is done correctly ensures that your business will run smoothly and your employees will always be taken care of come month end.  For this reason, your payroll, in Amanzimtoti for instance, needs to be handled by either a professional within your business or by an outsourced company, such as ConTraServ.

Effective payroll in Amanzimtoti can transform your business.

Effective payroll in Amaznimtoti can trasform your nusiness.

However, if you are not exactly sure what payroll is, you are starting off with some important decision making, and you should be researching this aspect as much as possible.  Payroll is a word that you are going to be hearing quite often in business, so it is important to know exactly what you are dealing with.

What is payroll?

A hint to what payroll is lies within the word.  Payroll is all the functions that need to be carried out to ensure that a company’s employees will be paid at the end of the month, and all the requisite legislative returns (PAYE, UIF, SDL, Council levies, Workman’s Compensation etc.) are completed.  It will include the total amount that will need to be paid out in salaries, as well as all the legislative payments.  It is also a complete record of all the salaries and bonuses that the company has paid out.  Payroll is important to a company for a number of reasons, especially because it revolves around the money that is going to employees.

A large aspect relating to the importance of payroll is the tax aspect of it.  Companies are liable for paying over their employees’ income tax, as well as UIF.  The processes surrounding payroll will change slightly from one company to the next, but the basics will always be the same.

Leave your payroll to the experts

Leave your payroll to the experts

What kind of services can you expect from a payroll company?

There are a number of services involved with payroll, and these kinds of services are not affected by the type of company or who will be doing the payroll.  A few of the services that are offered by a payroll company, such as ConTraServ are:

  • Processing of earnings, deductions and leave into payroll
  • Printing of payslips
  • Preparing bank interface files to process payment of salary to employees
  • Calculation of all taxes, preparing and filing the necessary returns
  • Preparing and filing financial reports relating to payroll
  • Printing financial year end documentation relating to payroll

As you can see, there are numerous processes involved in payroll and it is important that any company, no matter how big or small, handles their payroll efficiently and effectively.  This ensures their employees are taken care of and the company fulfils all legal requirements.  Sometimes it is much easier to hand all the payroll processes over to a company that is equipped to handle it, and have staff that stays abreast of all the SARS requirements.  If you are looking for a company to assist you with payroll in Amanzimtoti, or Durban, ConTraServ can assist you!  We have been helping many of our clients based in Amanzimtoti with a quality service and we can help your company too.

Pinetown payroll companies – Let us assist you this month end

Can you believe that next week is already month end again? Time is really going by quickly, and we have already almost come to the end of the second month of the year. It is almost time to start processing your payroll once again and if you are thinking that this month you need a little help, Pinetown payroll companies are ready to give you a hand!

Outsourcing payroll is something that many companies do these days. They know that by outsourcing their payroll they are saving plenty of time and they are preventing any accidents from happening. Their employees get paid on time and the resources within the company will get properly utilised. If you are a Pinetown based company you should consider Pinetown payroll companies. Messing up your books can happen so easily when you are in a hurry, it is sometimes best to let an expert team for whom payroll is their main business to take over your payroll. Each time you accidently mess up your payroll, SARS could be rubbing their hands together in anticipation of penalising your company.

Pinetown payroll companies can reduce your stress

Pinetown payroll companies can reduce your stress

So what do you need to think about before you sign up for the services of Pinetown payroll companies?

Payroll companies are trusted with some very sensitive information and they are trusted with a very serious task. So choosing the first company you come across is not a smart thing to do. You need to do some background checks, look for a few references, and ask about their pricing. From there you need to know where to look.

Where you can start looking

Everything is online these days. And because everything is online these days, starting your search online might just be the best place. There are literally thousands of sources that pop up when you are running an online search for a payroll company. It is best to check out the references of the companies before you sign up. A reference is going to be one of the most important things that you will have at your disposal when you are looking for the right company. Keep that in mind when you are searching. Look through customer reports and then also read through all of the comments that might be on the website. Make sure that there aren’t numerous reports of unhappiness about service before you agree to their services.

Outsourcing your payroll is the smart thing to do

Outsourcing your payroll is the smart thing to do

Now look at their services and their pricing

Once you have a list of companies that you are considering using, the next thing you need to do is to look at their pricing and at the services that they are offering. Make sure that the company is able to offer all of the services that you need. The best payroll company is one that pays employees on time, pays any related taxes on time and files any important documentation on time.

Make sure that you are being charged in a way that suits you and in the manner that you have agreed upon. You don’t want to be caught off guard at the end of the month.

Pinetown payroll companies can offer you exceptional services and they can assist you in simplifying your payroll. Contact Contraserv to find out more about the payroll outsourcing we can offer you. At Contraserv, we also do CCTV in Durban, payroll outsourcing in Durban, biometric time and access in Durban and clocking systems in Durban.

Simplify your New Year by outsourcing your payroll in Durban

Even the most professional person, with years of experience offering payroll services in Durban, can become overwhelmed by the payroll process. Let’s face it, those working with payroll often end up with a headache come month end. And when payroll is done wrong, the consequences can be immense, including tax penalties.

It is for these reasons that payroll services in Durban are such a welcome change from in-house processing. Outsourced payroll services in Durban can save you money, be more accurate and provide a simpler way for you to pay your employees. But not all outsourcing companies are the same and many times the services that they provide are not up to scratch. So while outsourcing payroll services in Durban might not be the solution to everyone’s payroll issues, they are the ideal solution for others looking to save money and time.

Payroll outsourcing is a more convenient option

Payroll outsourcing is a more convenient option

When is the right time to outsource?

Outsourcing payroll services in Durban is a big decision to make. Many companies out there do their payroll internally but sometimes this option is not the best option and they end up wasting resources and time completing the task. Internal payroll processing will usually mean having to buy a computer to be used specifically for this task and the company will also have to employ someone who is skilled and experienced in payroll. For a small company, this isn’t always an issue as an employee working in finance will usually take on the role of payroll processing, this is especially easy if the company doesn’t have a large staff. But when the company is dealing with timesheets and overtime pay for a large staff it sometimes doesn’t work out financially viable to employ someone especially for the payroll processing.

Businesses have to keep up to date with changes in staff, changes in pay, and of course, they have to keep up to date and well informed of any changes in legislation. When you are responsible for more tasks than just payroll, you will find that trying to keep up with everything can lead to mistakes. This is when outsourcing your payroll might be the better option.

Leave your payroll in Durban to the experts

Leave your payroll in Durban to the experts

What services are provided when using outsourcing?

Outsourcing payroll services in Durban is a smart move. It saves you money, eliminates risk and you can be sure that your payroll will be completed on time every month. What better way to kick off your 2016 business year then by investing in such a service?

But payroll outsourcing companies can offer you more than just the basic service of outsourcing your payroll. Many companies specialising in payroll will also be able to offer you tax consulting services, they will print out your salary slips, and depending on the company doing your payroll, they will even deliver your printed payslips to your office.

At Contraserv, we can simplify your payroll in 2016. You will no longer have to worry about your payroll being done incorrectly or your employees being paid late. Contraserv’s professional services will help to bring success to your business in 2016.

 

CCTV cameras in Durban to keep you safe this festive season

CCTV catches some strange crimes and during this holiday your CCTV cameras in Durban is going to provide you with an extra set of eyes on things while you are enjoying some well-deserved down time.

Not only can CCTV cameras in Durban be used to keep an eye on your business but it can also be used to keep an eye on your home. Many of us will be planning our yearly holiday away from home for this December and you can never have enough protection for your home or business at this time of the year.

Don't let criminals destroy your festive season

Don’t let criminals destroy your festive season

CCTV cameras in Durban have a number of other benefits as well. When you have CCTV for your home or business you have the possibility of reducing your home insurance rates and your business insurance rates. It’s going to reduce your stress regarding what is happening at home or at your business when you are away and it by knowing what is going on you will be able to enjoy your holiday break even more.

Crime is known to peak during the holiday season and some of the strangest criminal cases to have been uncovered during this time of year relate to Christmas. For instance, recently in the UK, Christmas trees worth thousands of pounds were stolen from a shop. The shop suffered losses of up to 6000 pounds when around 100 Christmas trees were looted from the shop.

We all know that South Africa experiences some of the worst crime, especially robberies, at this time of the year. Having CCTV cameras up at your Durban home or business will have the power to deter would-be criminals from breaking in and looting. But having CCTV will also provide you with a number of other benefits, such as:

  1. CCTV can reduce your insurance premiums

With each security feature that you add onto your property, your insurance rates will lessen. You can really do with saving money at any time of the year. Ask your business insurance or your home insurance brokers about discounts for having CCTV cameras watching your property. Put saving money on your list of priorities for 2016 along with reducing your worries, with CCTV cameras.

  1. Your holiday peace of mind
CCTV cameras in Durban can take your security to the next level

CCTV cameras in Durban can take your security to the next levelYour holiday peace of mind

Even if you are not the jolliest person at Christmas, having a Grinch break into your home and steal your presents and your tree is sure to be an immense downer. A ruined Christmas that you have been working hard towards is not the way to end the year. CCTV will act as an obstacle for would-be criminals wanting to steal your gifts or rob your shop.

  1. Have a look outside before you let someone in

You can never be too safe at this time of the year. Criminals are lurking and those willing to take a chance are going to do anything possible to take advantage of your trust. Simply opening the door and letting in all sorts of strangers is risky business but by having CCTV cameras in place you will not have to worry about this becoming an issue. You can check who is at the door before you let them in.

CCTV cameras in Durban will make your Christmas, and your New Year, a whole lot more jolly and peaceful. Contraserv wishes you a safe Festive Season and a peaceful entry into the New Year!