At the forefront of payroll legislation since 1989

For over 30 years, the PAGSA is uniquely positioned to provide informed and up to date information on employment tax related legislation, administration requirements, practices, tax certificate requirements, electronic returns

Newsletters and Newsflashes

Be part of a cemented communication channels with statutory bodies through Newsletters and hot-off-the-press Newsflashes.

Seminars and Workshops

Stay on top of employment-related topics of practical importance to payroll suppliers, tax practitioners, and employers.

Legislation Involvement

Established communication channels with the statutory and professional bodies. You have the ability to help drive change in legislation.

Email Support Query Service

Expert payroll and legislative advice is always within reach and only an email away. Our experts embrace a first-query resolution philosophy.


From humble beginnings to representing the payroll industry in all discussions with relevant statutory bodies


Established in 1989 with SARS encouragement and support

The Payroll Authors Group of South Africa was established in 1989 with the active support of SARS and is an ‘Association of Persons’ registered in terms of section 30B of the Income Tax Act, with a constitution approved by SARS.


The PAGSA became independent

Prior to 2012, the PAGSA was part of the South African Revenue Service (SARS). In 2012, however, PAGSA became an independent body in order to better serve the needs of its members. The organization is made up of payroll professionals who share a commitment to accuracy and compliance. In addition to providing guidance on compliance issues, PAGSA also offers educational resources and networking opportunities for its members. As the payroll landscape in South Africa continues to evolve, PAGSA will continue to play an important role in ensuring that its members are able to meet the challenges of this ever-changing field.


Launched Associate Membership

In 2016, the PAGSA launched an Associate Membership to further its reach. This membership type is for tax practitioners that are not payroll suppliers but are either users of payroll systems or providers of payroll supporting services.


Reached 100+ Members

The PAGSA, payroll authors group of south africa has steadily grown over the years with a very niche target market. The group provides workshops, webinars and other training opportunities for its members who design and maintain payroll systems. In 2016, the PAGSA reached 100 members. The group's success is due to its focus on providing quality resources and support to its members. The PAGSA is an excellent example of a niche organisation that has found success by catering to the specific needs of its members.


Launched Email Query Service

The PAGSA, payroll authors group of south africa, launched its Email Query Service in 2020 in order to better support its members. The service provides a platform for members to ask payroll-related questions and receive prompt responses from experts. The launch of the service demonstrates the PAGSA's dedication to supporting its members and ensuring that they are up-to-date on the latest payroll information. In addition to the Email Query Service, the PAGSA offers a variety of resources on its website, including a searchable database of payroll articles and a forum where members can share experiences and advice. With its wealth of resources, the PAGSA is an essential source of information for anyone involved in payroll in South Africa.

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