New Service to Payroll Clients: Tax Retainer

New Service to Payroll Clients: Tax Retainer


As a payroll client of HRTorQue Outsourcing (Pty) Ltd, there are a number of employee tax services that you automatically have access to, within reason, and without additional cost.

The existing support that you receive does not provide for any on-site consulting, but allows for access to telephonic and email advice as follows:

  • Limited Telephonic advice regarding Payroll and Employee Tax queries UIF and COIDA issues, administered by HRTorQue Outsourcing (Pty) Ltd
  • Answering questions relating to operational payroll issues
  • Limited interaction with SARS regarding PAYE / UIF / SDL issues

However, there are a number of value-added services that this division can offer via a cost-effective monthly retainer.

The retainer is primarily aimed at providing Employees Tax legislative support to Payroll Administrators, Managers, Accountants and HR Practitioners and our clients will have access to an experienced Tax consultant who provides a high level of expertise and service. The Tax Division has built up strong relationships with the Receiver of Revenue, Department of Labour and other authorities for many years to the advantage of the client.

Monthly Tax Retainer Options: 1, 2 & 3

Inclusive of Retainer fee:

  • Services as indicated
  • Hour/s of attendance as indicated (hours are not accumulated and carried forward from month to month)

Monthly Retainer Services include:

  • This provides for telephonic and email advice, and consulting done on-site. Includes services highlighted below up to a maximum of 1, 1.5 or 2.5 hours a month dependant on the selected option.
  • Telephonic and email assistance (this will be monitored)
  • Salary structuring for new / existing employees (equivalent to 1 hour)
  • Registration – max of 2 new employees per month for income tax numbers (this option does not require a certified Identity document, proof of residence or 3 months banking statements)
  • Annual certificate of good standing from DOL in relation to COIDA
  • Annual Tax Clearance Certificate from SARS
  • Application for tax directives (retrenchments, fixed rate and fixed percentage)
  • Changes to employment conditions
  • Consultation on various legislations, for example PAYE, UIF, Skills Development Levy and COIDA
  • Any legislative research necessary to provide an opinion on any PAYE/UIF/SDL or COIDA issue
  • An Annual Employee Tax Review/audit service for compliance and best practice
  • Telephonic consulting regarding the allocation of allowances and fringe benefits to employees

COSTS: OPTION 1, 2 & 3


Additional Services:

  • Tax Return Services: R 550 per return (we reserve the right to quote on the completion of these returns)
  • All Travel charged at R 3.30 per km
  • Ad hoc consulting or where the hours have been exceeded: R 550 per hour

All costs exclude VAT.

Should you require any additional information please contact Dave Beattie on 031 582 7410 or [email protected].