Running Payroll, more work than you get paid for?

first_imgOutsourced Book Keeping Services are taking the hassle out of payroll processes for small to medium businesses.In January 2019 Revenue introduced PAYE Modernisation implementing the real time submission of payroll.  This was the biggest single change in the PAYE system since the 1960s and was muted to be vastly improved, more efficient and was to remove much of the obligation of administration placed on employers.  Employers are now obliged to submit details of wages paid to employees on or before the payment date.  So almost 12 months down the line, how has this actually been reflected in the day to day management of the payroll process?  For larger organisations there has been little change, other than the weekly obligation to file submissions. These organisations were carrying out processes anyway and if anything it has indeed reduced the workload. Monthly P30s have been replaced by accepting the submissions made by the normal due date of the 14th of the following month and payments made depending on the payment schedule a business is on.  P60s are gone and so is the P35 submission due in February. Software houses have been busy keeping up with the changes, making the necessary changes to their software and rolling it out. But what about smaller organisations, those small sole traders and director run companies who managed before by calculating wages manually or developed spreadsheets to calculate wages or ran a small payroll process to the best of their ability or had their accountant calculate their payroll and make submissions on their behalf?  Well if you are in that category then you don’t need to be told that it has been far from more efficient. It may be improved but it has, if anything, increased the administration process. Where before, if you got away with doing the dreaded wage calculation just before your return was due then that luxury, if it was one, is gone. You may now be faced with the “Did you or Didn’t you” submission question.  It’s probably turned into the weekly or monthly PITA and Yes correct or not who likes seeing the “Deemed” submission just because you checked on the 15th? In reality it’s probably more hassle than its worth. Even if your wages are the same week in or week out you now have this additional administrative burden or running payroll, the cost of software to run it or the additional accountant’s fee for doing this for you that you may not even be aware of yet.Stuck with these new obligations? Its always worth considering the most efficient, cost effective and hassle free way of meeting them but whatever happens, don’t ignore them!Outsourced Book Keeping Services offer an alternative hassle free method of processing your weekly, fortnightly or monthly payroll.  Specifically targeted at small to medium businesses their automated processes ensure the accurate and timely processing of wages. Simply complete the online form to set up an employee or submit their weekly hours and the rest is completed for you, payslips emailed to employees and Revenue returns completed, No Hassle, No Stress, No Bother.Whether its 1 or many employees the rate stays the same, €1.85 + VAT per employee per week, No set up Fee and no software required.  Why have the stress when someone else can have it for you?www.obsireland.ie/obs-payrollRunning Payroll, more work than you get paid for? was last modified: December 6th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:obs irelandOutsourced Book Keeping ServicesPayrolllast_img read more

Backpacker lodges: rest of South Africa

first_imgFREE STATE PROVINCEThe Free State lies in the heart of South Africa, bordering the Kingdom of Lesotho. The region is one of flat, rolling grassland and crop fields, rising to lovely sandstone mountains in the north-east.In the north-eastern Free State, nestled in the rolling foothills of the Maluti Mountains, is the Golden Gate Highlands National Park, the province’s prime tourist attraction. The park gets its name from the brilliant shades of gold cast by the sun on its spectacular sandstone cliffs.Find out more: Free State provinceBackpackers’ accommodationBuzz Backpackers (Ficksburg)Clarens Inn and Backpackers (Clarens)Close to Preller Stay Bloemfontein Backpackers (Bloemfontein)El Shaddai Backpackers (Bloemfontein)Graceful Estate (Bloemfontein)Karma Lodge (Kestell)Naval Hill Backpackers (Bloemfontein)br /> Parys Adventure Lodge Self Catering and Backpackers (Parys)Platberg Harrismith Backpackers (Harrismith)Ribblesdale Guest Farm (Bloemfontein)Rushoek Lodge (Bainsvlei)LIMPOPO PROVINCELimpopo is South Africa’s northernmost province, lying within the great curve of the Limpopo River. It is a region of contrasts, from true bushveld country to majestic mountains, primeval indigenous forests, unspoilt wilderness and patchworks of farmland.The province borders the countries of Botswana to the west, Zimbabwe to the north and Mozambique to the east. In the eastern region lies the northern half of the magnificent Kruger National Park, a world-famous game reserve teeming with African wildlife in a total area roughly the size of Israel.Find out more: Limpopo provinceBackpackers’ accommodationArtiFaRtIbacKpAckers (Phalaborwa)Bakkers B&B (Phalaborwa)Cheetah Inn (Hoedspruit)Daan and Zena’s (Phalaborwa)Half Human Backpackers (Tzaneen)Manfields Resort (Bela Bela)Zeederberg’s (near Vaalwater)MPUMALANGA PROVINCEMpumalanga – “the place where the sun rises” – is a province with spectacular scenic beauty and an abundance of wildlife, lying in the northeast of South Africa.Bordered by the countries of Mozambique and Swaziland to the east and Gauteng province to the west, Mpumalanga is situated mainly on the high plateau grasslands of the Middleveld, which roll eastwards for hundreds of kilometres.Find out more: Mpumalanga provinceBackpackers’ accommodationBig 5 Backpackers @ Kruger Park (Hazyview)Big Game Backpackers (Hectorspruit, near Kruger)Billy Bongo Backpackers (Sabie)Elands Valley Backpackers Lodge (Elands Valley)Explorers Adventure Base Camp (Long Tom Pass between Lydenburg and Sabie)Funky Monkeys International Backpackers (Nelspruit)Gateway Backpackers (Ermelo)Gecko Backpackers Hazyview (Hazyview)Gypsies Travellers Inn (White River)Hazyview Adventure Backpackers (Hazyview)Hhusha Hhusha (Malelane)Jungle Cafe Tented Camp (4km outside Hazyview)Kruger View Lodge for Backpackers (Komatipoort)La Luna Farm (R38 between Barberton and Kaapmuiden)Lizard Rock (Nelspruit)Loerie Guest Farm (outside Hazyview)Noma-Nini Lodge White River (White River)Old Vic Travellers Inn (Nelspruit)Sabie Backpackers Lodge (Sabie)Valley View Backpackers (Graskop)NORTHERN CAPE PROVINCEThe vast and arid Northern Cape is by far our largest province, slightly bigger than Germany and taking up nearly a third of South Africa’s land area. Yet it has the country’s smallest population – around 1-million people – and an extremely roomy population density of about three people per square kilometre.Its landscape is characterised by vast arid plains with outcroppings of haphazard rock piles. The cold Atlantic Ocean forms the western boundary.Find out more: Northern Cape provinceBackpackers’ accommodationAardwolf Backpackers (Upington)Augrabies Backpackers (Augrabies)Greatbatch Guest House (Kimberley)Gum Tree Lodge (Kimberley)Toverberg Guest Houses (Colesberg)NORTH WEST PROVINCENorth West lies in the north of South Africa on the Botswana border, fringed by the Kalahari desert in the west, Gauteng province to the east and Free State province to the south. It is known as “the Platinum Province” for the wealth of the metal it has underground.North West has a number of major tourist attractions, including the internationally famous Sun City, Pilanesberg National Park and Madikwe Game Reserve.Find out more: North West provinceBackpackers’ accommodationHodge Podge Backpackers Lodge (Magaliesberg)Paljas Backpackers (Potchefstroom)Prosper Guest Farm (Between Swartruggens and Koster)Red Ivory Backpackers (Hartbeespoort)Travellers Inn (Rustenburg)Backpacking accommodationEastern CapeGautengKwaZulu-NatalWestern CapeRest of South AfricaSAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

South African bank, Capitec, rated best in the world

first_imgA South African bank has come out on top in the Lafferty 2016 Bank Quality Rankings. The inaugural rating system took into account various factors, including financial and non-financial disclosures and customer satisfaction.South African bank Capitec has come out on top in the Lafferty 2016 Bank Quality Rankings. (Image: Capitec, Facebook)Priya Pitamber South Africa’s Capitec Bank has been ranked the best in the world, according to international banking advisory group Lafferty, in its inaugural Bank Quality Rankings.South African bank ranked best in the world: https://t.co/O9w47aWh5V via @BusinessTechSA #Wow #Wow #Wow— Capitec Bank (@CapitecBankSA) March 18, 2016The organisation makes use of a combination of financial and non-financial disclosures to determine the quality of the banks and their respective business models.“We saw a correlation between a bank’s quality and its value to investors,” reads the Lafferty website. “So we looked for the key factors that investors pay a premium for. Then we rated each bank for each of these key factors, to give an overall quality score.”Other indicators were also taken into account when analysing results: strategy, culture, customer satisfaction, executing brand promises and other criteria.“Our aim is to promote excellence in banking – for customers, staff, communities, society at large and not least for bank shareholders and investors,” said Lafferty Group founder and chief executive Michael Lafferty.According to business news website, Businesstech, Absa was the second highest ranked South African bank with four stars. Standard Bank, Nedbank and FirstRand also featured in the top 100 banks.Capitec Bank was rated the best bank in the world in Lafferty’s inaugural Bank Quality Rankings in March 2016. (Image: Businesstech)Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material. Source: Businesstechlast_img read more

Joshua open to MMA crossover fight

first_imgTrump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games McGregor’s total lack of boxing experience has proved a bone of contention for many in the build-up to the fight, but Joshua said he would enjoy taking on an MMA fighter, albeit with conditions.“I like fighting. I’d do whatever,” the IBF and WBA heavyweight champion told Britain’s Press Association in comments published on Monday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“I’d probably get beaten. The only thing that they can’t do is submissions, but they can kick, elbow, bite — whatever they want. Just no submissions.“I can’t beat a guy (via submission). That takes a lot of time to learn the skills and submissions, which I don’t have the time for. LATEST STORIES Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR “But when it comes to pure aggression and fighting rules, I can definitely fight, so I don’t mind that.“It wouldn’t be a problem. If you look at most boxers who’ve crossed over to MMA, they get beaten on the ground.“James Toney, Roy Jones, they were phenomenal boxers, but they just couldn’t compete in the cage because of the ‘ground and pound’ game.”Joshua, who will not be ringside on Saturday, believes Mayweather will “probably” win by a “landslide”.Joshua, 27, is awaiting confirmation of his next title defence against Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev, which is expected to take place either in Las Vegas in November or in Cardiff in October.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Britain’s Anthony Joshua (C) walks away after knocking down Ukraine’s Wladimir Klitschko in the eleventh round to win their IBF, IBO and WBA, world Heavyweight title fight at Wembley Stadium in north west London on April 29, 2017.Britain’s Anthony Joshua defeated veteran Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko in a world heavyweight title fight epic in front of 90,000 people at Wembley on Saturday, taking victory on an 11th round stoppage. / AFP PHOTO / Ben STANSALLWorld heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua has revealed he would be willing to take on a mixed martial arts fighter at some point in the future.The relative merits of the two sports are up for debate as Ultimate Fighting Championship superstar Conor McGregor prepares to make his boxing debut against Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ SEA Games: Ice hockey makes splash in tropics, puddles and all Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelolast_img read more

buildOn Announces Celebrity Ambassadors

first_imgInternational nonprofit buildOn is proud to announce that actors and philanthropists Travis Van Winkle, Katharine McPhee, and Fatima Ptacek will be the first group of buildOn Ambassadors for the organization.buildOn Ambassadors are members of the entertainment industry who are lending their voices as leaders in the buildOn movement to help break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations through service and education.Travis Van Winkle, who currently stars on TNT’s THE LAST SHIP, is a long time supporter of buildOn. He has dedicated himself to service by fundraising, serving and advocating in support of buildOn’s International School Building Programs and U.S. Service Learning Programs. Over the last three years, he has constructed schools with buildOn in Malawi, Haiti and Nicaragua and has lent his time to lead treks abroad as support staff.“I’m so grateful buildOn has become a major part of my life over the last couple of years and serving as the Global Ambassador is an absolute honor,” Travis Van Winkle says, “What I love about buildOn is that everyone involved is given an opportunity to rise above their limitations and stand up into their best selves.”Katharine McPhee, who currently stars on CBS’s SCORPION, launched buildOn’s school building program in Burkina Faso, West Africa in 2014. Since the launch in Burkina Faso, buildOn has built 21 schools with 32,837 Volunteer Work Days. This past December Katharine matched donations for buildOn’s 2015 Holiday Campaign to fund another school in Burkina Faso. In addition, Katharine will be co-chairing buildOn’s 2nd Annual International Women’s Day Campaign in March and will be funding another school to be built in 2016.Katharine stated, “I’m excited to continue to work with buildOn as their International Ambassador. The organization has a brilliant way of guiding ‘our own youth,’ here in the US all while helping abroad. It’s important, from my experience, to find something to get involved with and give back – it gives people a sense of purpose. It helps people see outside of their own world and the current issues around the world. That alone gives reflection and perspective on life.”Fatima, known as the voice of ‘Dora’ in Nickelodeon’s DORA THE EXPLORER and for her lead role in the Oscar winning short film CURFEW, has recently joined the buildOn family as the U.S. Service Learning Programs Ambassador. She has been dedicated to community service in New York City since she was in elementary school. Fatima has jumped in head first spearheading social campaigns throughout 2015 and attending buildOn’s annual Gala in New York City. Fatima will be lending her voice and time doing community service here in the US and also abroad.Fatima said, “I cannot be more proud to join the buildOn family and support its movement which works hard to promote the importance of education, the dedication to build schools internationally, and the knowledge necessary to be successful. I am so thrilled to help spread awareness about the education crisis in the US, to support youth globally, and to emphasize how essential service is to make our communities stronger.”last_img read more