Annual Payroll Update

Date: Apr 8, 2024 - Apr 8, 2024

CPD hours: 2 Hours

Time: 15:00 - 17:00

Event Type: Webinar

Presenter: Carmen Westermeyer
BCom (Honours Accounting) [UND] CA(SA)
Presenter: Mandy Graaf

With a growing emphasis on payroll compliance, it is crucial to remain informed about changes in payroll legislation as they occur.


With a growing emphasis on payroll compliance, it is crucial to remain informed about changes in payroll legislation as they occur. Ensuring a strong grasp of the more intricate aspects of payroll administration will guarantee accurate issuance of IRP5 certificates.

Join us as we delve into complex issues such as employees working abroad, distinguishing between fringe benefits and allowances. We will also address home office expenses and address inquiries from the PAYE: Compliance Made Easy webinar earlier this year.

Webinar content

  • Differences between fringe benefits and allowances
  • Requirements for employees working abroad
  • Tax consequences for foreign employers sending employees to South Africa
  • Home Office Expenses
  • Changes in Payroll Legislation

Competencies developed in this webinar

  • Understanding the distinction between fringe benefits and allowances, along with their respective tax implications
  • Developing an understanding of the requirements for employees working abroad.
  • Understanding potential tax consequences for foreign employers.
  • Determining eligibility for claiming home office expenses.


Mandy Graaf

Mandy Graaf


Mandy completed her Chartered Secretary South African qualification whilst working for Deloitte from 1997 to 2001. In 2001 she joined a local firm of Chartered Accountants and Auditors in Pietermaritzburg. She was promoted to financial manager and headed up the accounting practice covering trusts, close corporations, small companies, partnerships, farmers and individuals. Wanting to pursue a career in tax, she left this firm in February 2014 and joined Ash, Hellberg & van Rooyen Chartered Accountants.

 During her position as Tax Manager and heading up the entire tax practice, she completed her HDip Tax and ADip Tax (Advanced Diploma in Tax Procedural Law) through Thomas Jefferson School of Law and passed both with distinction. She started running her own tax practice in September 2016 specialising in dispute resolution, trusts and SARS compliance.

Carmen Westermeyer

BCom(Honours Accounting) [UND] CA(SA)

Carmen Westermeyer graduated in 2001 from the University of Natal, Durban (now UKZN), with a BCom Honours degree in Accounting and completed her articles with PwC, where she remained until 2006. She has been a member of SAICA since then.

In 2008, she started her academic career at UKZN, where she performed a number of functions, taking on the role of Academic Leader for Taxation. On leaving academia in 2013, Carmen has been providing training and consulting services to the profession. She has presented on behalf of various professional bodies, such as SAICA, FASSET, CSSA as well as providing in-house training to numerous accounting firms. The topics covered include all aspects of income tax, VAT, estate duty as well as the health levy (sugar tax). In addition, she regularly consults on tax matters as well as assisting with SARS disputes.

She is also the Chair of the SAICA Eastern Region Tax Committee, a member of the SAICA National Tax Operations Committee and is an Accounting Member of the Tax Court.


Attending this webinar and the successful completion of the online assessment will secure a certificate of completion for 2 hours of Tax CPD.

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