In this blog post, we outline the process that we follow to evaluate feature requests and select features to add to our development pipeline.
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In this blog post we’ll look at the current legislative status of SSP as well as SimplePay’s readiness in actioning final provisions when they become available.
A new field is now available for adding Additional Voluntary Contributions
On 23 August 2021, Revenue published an updated Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS) guide. In today’s blog post we will do a short recap on the recent developments to the EWSS, the updates in the new guide and the implications thereof for employers currently claiming under the EWSS.
SimplePay automatically calculates and applies a pro-rate percentage to the Basic Salary of employees if they do not work for a full pay period i.e. the are appointed after the start of a pay period or terminated before the end of a pay period. We’ve received several requests to allow for the pro-rata percentage to be applied to other items, and are delighted to announce that this functionality is now available for certain custom items.
In this blog post we will look at the recently announced extension in the time allowed to complete the July 2021 EWSS online eligibility check to 15 August 2021 and the consequences of that extension. We will also note some recently discovered errors with the EWSS online system which were identified after the applications process started and which are currently being dealt with by Revenue.
In March 2021, we introduced beneficiaries to the system (refer to our blog post dated 9 March). We’ve now expanded this feature to allow you to pay beneficiaries in bulk.
In January 2021, Revenue made a Preliminary End of Year Statement for 2020 available for each employee, to assist in determining the amount of Income Tax and USC due. Where employees have under-contributed Income Tax and USC for 2020 due to participation in TWSS, you (the employer) may decide to pay the liability on their behalf.
Our last blog post explored the extension of the EWSS to 31 December 2021. As you know, to qualify for the EWSS employers must show a 30% reduction in turnover in comparison to the same period in 2019. Employers are required to review their eligibility on a monthly basis, but this was an internal check.
Today’s blog post will look at the recently announced extension of the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS), to 31 December 2021
Our new approver override feature allows full admins to approve requests when approvers are on leave.
Today’s blog post covers the process to follow when your employees return to work having been receiving PUP payment, as well as some tax related information.
You can now capture leave in bulk by importing an Excel file.
Our blog post today highlights the steps that need to be taken to complete the reconciliation for the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme and the deadline for completing the reconciliation process.
We’ve expanded our beneficiaries functionality so that you can add beneficiaries for custom items.
We’ve overhauled the page for bulk finalising payslips to make it easier to toggle additional payslip information.
You can now download a ZIP file with all the payslips within a specific date range for selected employees or pay points.
We’ve expanded our permissions functionality to include an option for read-only access.
You can now bulk assign leave policies to employees not on the company default policy.
Employees on the cumulative basis who are paid on 30 or 31 December will be taxed on a week 1 basis.
We’ve updated the system to reflect the changes in income bands for PRSI for 2021.
We’ve add a new built-in item to our system to accommodate the special tax requirements of permanent health insurance contributions.
Today’s blog covers the updates and changes to support measures in light of the 6 week lockdown.
We’ve released version 2.0 of our app with more functionality.
The TWSS Reconciliation Report is now ready for download.
We’ve made changes to our user interface on profile pages.
Our new system items simplify the process of correctly recording and reporting salary sacrifices for travel passes and purchases under the Bike to Work scheme.
Our latest blog post covers the EWSS sweepback process and providing information on eligibility and how to apply.
Hourly paid employees can now use self-service to submit their hours worked for the period.
We have created a new system item to cater for the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme.
We have a new opt-in feature for employee claims via self-service.
Outline of the steps that you need to follow on SimplePay if you need to end employees’ service and / or close your Simple Pay account for any reason
We’ve revamped our employee filters to make it more convenient to find and select employees.
We’re introducing a new 3-step process for company transfers.
Latest blog introducing the new Employer Wage Support Scheme and discussing the reconciliation process for TWSS.
This new feature reminds you of outstanding employer loans and savings when ending an employee’s service.
We have improved the process for deleting leave.
The Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme’s end date has been extended to the end of August. Additionally, employees returning from maternity or related leave are now also eligible.
We have added a feature that allows you to view all payslip items without previewing the payslip.
The Operational Phase for the Temporary COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme comes into effect on 4 May 2020. Here’s what you can expect.
New changes have been announced for the Temporary COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme.
We have implemented two changes for the COVID-19 system items: Temporary COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme and COVID-19 Employer Refund Scheme.
We’ve expanded our pay frequency settings to give you more flexibility to customise payment dates.
To ease the payroll burden on employers and payroll administrators during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have introduced a new Employee Actions section to our Bulk Actions page to allow users to manage an employees end of service in bulk.
A new Temporary COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme has been introduced, which is aimed at providing financial support to employees affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This new scheme comes into effect today, 26 March 2020, and builds on the previous Employer COVID-19 Refund Scheme.
We have added a new COVID-19 Refund Scheme item, to allow for payment to employees who have been temporarily laid-off due to COVID-19.
On 15 March 2020, Regina Doherty, the current Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP) announced that workers who are temporarily laid off due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) will be able to claim a special support payment of €203 per week.
The changes in national minimum wage will impact PRSI and USC.
We have introduced a new feature that allows you to bulk import employees from ROS.
As 2019 (and the decade) draws to a close, we’d like to thank you for choosing SimplePay as your payroll software provider. We really value the loyalty, ideas, feedback and love that we get from you, our clients.
Our new optional timeout feature allows you to choose how long the system can be left idle for before automatically logging you out of SimplePay.
We have upgraded our integration with QuickBooks.
To assist with the upcoming gender pay gap reporting obligations, SimplePay has added a gender field for employees.
SimplePay is delighted and proud to announce that we have been chosen by Xero as a finalist for the App Partner of the Year: South Africa.
You can now specify that leave days carried over from the previous leave cycle expires if not used within a specified time frame.
We have been working on expanding our self-service functionality recently and are pleased to announce that we have added two new features.
We now support dual employment on our system.
We now support PRSI sub-classes A8 and A9 for employees under a Community Employment Scheme.
Small changes can make a big difference, so we have added a new leave report and made some tweaks to entitlement policies.
Revenue recently announced an extension to the ROS return filing and tax payment date for certain customers.
We are happy to announce that we have increased our bulk actions functionality to include bulk actions for once-off payslips.
SimplePay is a global brand, so we have decided to present ourselves as such, with an enhanced global logo.
As of 8 April 2019, expect updated employee RPNs for DEASP Budget Changes.
SimplePay’s newest feature lets you create custom items that follow the same tax and payroll rules as system items.
Add your own fields to an employee’s Basic Info screen with our newest feature.
Revenue have made changes to the Employer’s Guide to PAYE with respect to Statement of Account notifications to employers as well as the introduction of Revenue Assessments from this year.
Live chat support now makes it even easier for you to get the assistance that you need.
Your first Statement of Account is produced by the Revenue computer system based on all payroll submitted with a pay date in January 2019. The Statement of Account contains a chronological list of all tax liabilities incurred, any amendments to these liabilities, all payments made in respect of these liabilities and the balance outstanding at the end of the period referred to in the statement. The Statement of Account for January will need to be submitted by 14 February 2019, with all subsequent submissions due on the 14th of the month following the payroll month.
The functionality for submitting payroll information to Revenue in 2019 has now been released.
The next step in preparing for 2019 payroll is complete: RPNs can now be retrieved for all employees.
Employers and agents can now upload authorisation certificates in SimplePay. This is the first critical step required for processing payroll in 2019.
Revenue released an end of year notice on Friday 23 November 2018. Here is a summary of the most important parts of the notice.
Get a glimpse of what we’ve been working on for PAYE Modernisation.
SimplePay now has an option to generate the List of Employees report required by Revenue for PAYE Modernisation.
Introducing a new optional security feature, called 2-factor authentication, which requires users to enter a verification code as an additional step when logging into SimplePay or when changing their password.
Our new feature allows you to prevent self-service leave requests or notify employees if their request will result in the minimum leave balance not being maintained.
To make it easier for you to keep track of versions of your documents, we have added a stamp to the draft version of payslips and monthly P30s.
We have built an API that allows integration with other HR and time and attendance systems.
GDPR comes into force on 25 May 2018, bringing with it stricter privacy laws, greater responsibilities and enhanced rights. We’ve been hard at work to ensure we meet our obligations in time.
We are in the process of updating our system for the PAYE Modernisation Project.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is effective from 25 May 2018. Here’s an overview of what it entails.
Employees can now view their tax certificates via employee self-service.
We have officially launched our new user interface design!
With the new tax year underway since 1 January, we’d like to reassure you that our system has been updated to ensure that you are always compliant with legislation. There is no need to do any manual updates as in other payroll systems – simply continue processing payslips into the new tax year. Your payroll will automatically meet all the requirements for the 2018 period, as announced in the 2018 Budget on 10 October 2017. If you are still processing payroll for the 2017 tax year, the old tax rules will still be used, as you’d expect.
You asked and we delivered! We have expanded the self-service functionality so that employees can add documents when they request leave. Now employees can attach doctor’s certificates, birth and death certificates, or any other supporting documents to leave requests with ease.
We’ve just added a small but incredibly helpful feature to the system: effective dates for tax information.
We’ve listened to your suggestions and are thrilled to launch our long-awaited Accounting Splits feature.
The way leave take-on balances are captured has been re-designed - providing more information and greater flexibility. Additionally, leave take-ons are now possible in bulk.
Another exciting new feature has just gone live! We have added two brand new user roles, which will enable you to exercise greater control over what users can see and do on the system.
We are very excited to announce the introduction of a new payslip design. All of the same payslip features and functionalities that you have become accustomed to will still be available.
We are very excited to tell you about all the useful features we’ve developed over the last few months. They include a brand new leave system and help site, as well as improved integration with Xero and expanded employee self-service functionality.
Amongst all the big updates that always come with the start of a new year, our tenacious developers have been able to sneak in some small but very useful features that we’re hoping will make your life just that little bit easier.
Here at SimplePay, we believe that taking leave and getting paid should be the least stressful work related things that your employees can do. In the past, however, this hasn’t always been the case, mostly because of all of the red tape and paperwork involved in collecting payslips, and requesting and approving leave.
Are your accounts and payroll information not really on speaking terms? Well fret not, because SimplePay is now officially listed in the Xero add-on Marketplace.