Frequently Asked Questions:
1: Why does the payday default to say a Thursday and how do we change this day?
The day that defaults as the payment date is based on the date of the start of the tax year.
If you want to change this date, then you need to change the start of the tax year in the appropriate field. You have a leeway of 14 days to accommodate this.
2: What is the 'Creator Reference Number' in the 'Edit the Administrators' screen?
This reference number refers to the PAYE number or the IT3(a) number. This number could also
refer to the Bureau's number assigned.
3: If a payslip is added on a certain payment method and the payment method is then changed,
why does the remuneration report still show the payment method as the initial method?
The reason for this is that the remuneration received was under Initial Payment Method.
To rectify this it is necessary to rollback the last payslip and then to produce a new payslip
under the new payment method.
4: Does a casual labourer have to pay UIF?
The act states that an employee working for more than 24 hours per month must contribute
to the Unemployment Insurance Fund.
5: Why do the UIF & EMP201 reports show different totals when compared?
The totals that are shown reflect two different types of income. The UIF shows the
earnings which qualify for UIF and the EMP201 shows the remuneration.
6: Can the taxable benefit for a Provident Fund be shown in Vanilla Payroll?
No, because there is no taxable benefit for a provident fund.
7: Do directors and members of a Close Corporation have to pay SDL?
Yes, as of the 1st March 2002, all directors must be registered to pay SDL.
8: Must overtime be included in the UIF calculation?
Yes, it must be included as of the 1st April 2002
9: Is it possible to administer sick leave in Vanilla Payroll if the employee is entitled to 30/36 days over a 36 month period?
Yes, it is possible to do this but it must be done manually. Once the employee becomes
entitled to 30/36 days, then it must be captured in 'Entitlement'. Once a record
is taken then this amount will automatically decrease.
10: What happens if a tax advance on a bonus is set and then the bonus amount changes, if the person receives an increase after some payments have been made?
The bonus amount will not change until you manually change it under the bonus tab.
11: Does a sales rep. Have to contribute towards Unemployment Insurance Fund?
Yes, all employees working more than 24hours per month must contribute.
12: If an employee has two employers, then the 2nd salary is only taxed at 25%. How is this handled in Vanilla Payroll?
Navigate to the employee's tax method and select 'part time'. This is taxed at 25%.
13: If the Provident Contribution is based on a percentage of the employee's salary, does
this increase if the employee receives additional income?
No, the provident fund percentage is based on the Salary only.