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Statutory requirements of payroll

At Maestro Payroll Outsourcing, our focus extends to the payroll compliance framework on behalf of our clients. All companies in South Africa are required to comply with labour legislation. This legislation details aspects of the employment relationship, including the treatment and payment of employees. Being up to date with these ever-changing rules is onerous for any business owner or manager, however.

Businesses that prefer peace of mind that due compliance is in place, prefer to make use of the services of an outsourced payroll processing solution, such as the Maestro team. By keeping up with payroll statutory requirements, you will have better control and understanding over your payroll and establish your reputation in the industry.


5 statutory requirements that we can assist with are:

  • Tax
As a business owner, you are required to register your business with the South African Revenue Service (SARS) for income tax, VAT (where applicable) as well as taxes relating to payroll. If you have employees, tax should be deducted from their salaries monthly and paid to SARS on their behalf.
  • Labour Laws
All business owners are required to observe the provisions of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act. This Act regulates the relationship between employers and their employees, protecting both parties.
  • Health & Safety
The Occupational Health and Safety Act sets out important guidelines on taking care of your workers in the workplace.
  • Municipal Bylaws
Municipal bylaws may also impact your business. There refer to governing zoning, noise levels, hygiene restrictions, etc.
  • Consumer Protection

The Consumer Protection Act has been promulgated to protect South African consumers. The regulations stated herein have an impact on the way you advertise your products publicly, how you handle customer data, how you structure contracts with clients, etc. Knowing what you can and cannot do when it comes to your clients, is crucial to your business’ success.

To ensure that your business is compliant with all the above-mentioned regulations and that your industry’s statutory requirements are met, feel free to contact us for more information.


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