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Core HR Capabilities in SAP ERP: Asia Pacific and Japan

Keep your core human capital management operations running at peak performance by following the latest news, improvements, legal changes, and documentation for SAP ERP software that’s localised for use in countries in the Asia Pacific.

Core HR Capabilities for Asia Pacific and Japan

Australia

Core HCM capabilities in the localised version of SAP ERP for Australia support global business best practices and local legal compliance to meet your end-to-end HR and payroll processing needs.

Online Help and Legal Changes

Get online help and learn about legal changes* in the latest release of SAP ERP, and learn about the redesign of the tax solution from SAP*.

News and developments for Australia

  • Single Touch Payroll Update (Sept 2017)
    SAP has announced an initial high level solution. With incomplete business and technical design details from ATO, the solution will be refined as details emerge. Take a look at the PDF!
  • 2016/17 Tax Thresholds and Limits released (May 2016)
 - SAP has released the 2016/17 PAYGW tables and Tax Thresholds and Limits via SAP Note 2319426*. 
SAR files are attached to the note as well as manual instructions.
 With the government in caretaker mode due to the federal election being called, only the HELP and SFSS PAYGW coefficients will be changing. Superannuation quarterly ceilings, Termination tax free limits for redundancies will also increase.

  • 2016/17 Tax Thresholds and Limits update (May 2016)
 - SAP plan to have the 2016/17 Tax Thresholds and Limits available to customers start of business 30th May 2016.
 With the government in caretaker mode due to the federal election being called, only the HELP and SFSS PAYGW coefficients will be changing. Superannuation quarterly ceilings, Termination tax free limits for redundancies will also increase.

  • 2013 Super Solution Update (May 2016) - 
Customers MUST have implemented the 2013 Super Legal changes prior to the end of the 2015/16 fiscal year, otherwise your payroll will error. Refer to SAP Note 2160883* and the presentation titled “Super 2013 Update (May 2016)”. Note that this solution is required for all customers.

  • EOY 2015/16 (April 2016) - 
The minimum HRSP level for the 2015/16 financial year is the November 2015 sync-point HRSP (e.g., Release 604 HRSP 93). 
Refer to SAP Note 2268612* for EOY information. 
Customers MUST have implemented the 2013 Super Legal changes prior to the end of the 2015/16 fiscal year, otherwise your payroll will error. Refer also to SAP Note 2160883* and presentation titled "Super 2013 Update” for a detailed description of the new solution.

Highlights of the country version for Australia


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China

Since its launch in the Chinese market, SAP ERP has been providing software and services for more than 2,000 enterprises and many domestic and global implementation partners in China.

Online Help and Legal Changes

Get online help and learn about legal changes* in the latest release of SAP ERP.

Important Notes for Legal Changes

More information regarding the HCM legal changes for China is found in SAP Note 1811538*

  • labour Occupational Risk Insurance Rate Adjustment for the Year 2016 (January 2016) - SAP Note 2268321* provides information about the new rate of labour Occupational Risk Insurance, which is effective as of January 1, 2016.
  • Employee Stock Transfer Income Tax listed on Declaration Form (January 2016) - SAP Note 2263177* enhances the report HCNCTXD0 to fulfill the legal requirement of displaying the tax for stock transfer within or outside China listed on declaration form.
  • Tax Exemption for Supplementary Public Housing Fund Contributions (October 2015) - According to the tax authority, if the upper limit of tax exemption for the public housing fund (PHF) contribution is greater than the PHF contribution, then the remaining portion of the upper limit is used as the tax exemption for the supplementary PHF contribution. Detailed information can be found in SAP Note 2213024*.

Highlights of the country version for China


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Hong Kong

Core HCM capabilities in the localised version of SAP ERP for Hong Kong support local legal requirements and business best practices, and are included in the standard country version of SAP ERP.

Important Notes for Legal Changes

More information regarding HK legal change for HCM can be found at annual announcement SAP Note 1811594*

  • IR56B: Report Former Employees’ Stock Option Gains After Termination of Employment (February 2016) - According to the Inland Revenue Department (IRD), for the gains realised by former employees after the termination of employment, the employer should report the share option gains under item 11(j) on IR56B in the year of assessment during which it was realised. For more information, visit the HK government site.

SAP Note 2279494* enhances the Employer’s Return of Remuneration and Pensions for Tax Years (HHKCTXB0) report. You can use this program to report the stock option gains after the termination of employment. When you run the report HHKCTXB0, select the Former employee checkbox on the selection screen.

  • IR56B: New PDF Form Since 2015 (August 2015) - The Inland Revenue Department (IRD) released new specifications for the computerized IR56B form (Employer's Return of Remuneration and Pensions for Tax Years). SAP Note 2194609 provides a new PDF form (HR_HK_IR56B2015) for the IR56B form, which complies with the new specifications. You can use this PDF form since 2015 and it is only available in release 604 and later versions. For more details about, visit the HK government site.
  • IR56G: New PDF Form Since 2015 (August 2015) - The Inland Revenue Department (IRD) released new specifications for the IR56G form (Notification by an Employer of an Employee Who Is About to Depart from Hong Kong). SAP Note 2194067* provides a new PDF form for the IR56G form.
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India

The localised version of the SAP ERP Human Capital Management (SAP ERP HCM) solution for India supports global business practices and Indian tax compliance to meet all your HR and payroll processing needs.

Online Help and Legal Changes

Get online help and learn about legal changes* in the latest release of SAP ERP.

News and developments for India

Missed some news? Take a look into the news archive!

  • Bonus proration in case of loss of pay
    For employees who have loss of pay in a month, the bonus basis amount should be prorated form from the financial year 2017-18 and not for previous years. The HINCBON0 report and the INBN rule have been modified to achieve this. For more information, refer to SAP Note 2526267.
  • HINCALC0: Exemption u/s 10 for employee transferred with company code change from northeast to other region
    The salary of an employee who works in the northeast region is eligible for tax exemption under Section 10 of the Income Tax Act, 1961. If such an employee is transferred to a non-northeast region with a company code change, the salary is no longer exempt. For such employees, exemption under Section 10 with respect to northeast should be discontinued after the transfer and the exemption value should be prorated accordingly. Changes have been made to address this. For more information, refer to SAP Note 2505631
  • FVU 5.5 changes
    FVU 5.5 used for validating the e-file generated by the Form 24Q report has been updated as below.If there is Deduction of Interest under Income from House Property, the lender’s PAN must be provided. However, if the lender does not have a PAN, the following value should be mentioned instead in the PAN of Lender field of the e-file -- ‘GOVERNMENT’ if the lender is a government organisation, ‘NONRESDENT’ if the lender is a non-resident, and ‘OTHERVALUE’ if the lender is neither of these. Further, a value should be mentioned in Pan of Lender only if field no. 49 (Whether Interest paid to the lender under the head 'Income from house property') of the Salary details record has the value "Y". Changes have been made to address this. For more information, refer to SAP Note 2511847.
  • HINCALTC
    Checks mapping of tax codes with allowance grouping SAP has delivered the HINCALTC report for reconciling the entries in tables V_T7INT9 and V_T7INA9. The report can be used to identify the invalid tax code wage type mappings for a particular allowance grouping. Resolving these erroneous configurations will ensure that correct exemptions are calculated in payroll for the respective allowances such as HRA, conveyance, gratuity, leave encashment and medical. For more information, see SAP Note 2426635.

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Indonesia

Core HCM capabilities in the localised version of SAP ERP for Indonesia support global business best practices and local legal compliance to meet your end-to-end HR and payroll processing needs.

Online Help and Legal Changes

Get online help and learn about legal changes* in the latest release of SAP ERP.

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Japan

Core HCM capabilities in the localised version of SAP ERP for Japan support end-to-end personnel processes. Stay up to date by subscribing to HR e-mail news from SAP Japan. You will receive news (written in Japanese) about legal changes.

Online Help and Legal Changes

Get online help and learn about legal changes* in the latest release of SAP ERP.

Highlights of the country version for Japan


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Kazakhstan

Core HCM capabilities in the localised version of SAP ERP for Kazakhstan support local legal requirements and business best practices, and are included in the standard country version of SAP ERP.

Legal Changes

Learn about legal changes* in the latest release of SAP ERP.

Highlights of the country version for Kazakhstan – HCM


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Korea (the Democratic People’s Republic of)

Payroll capabilities in the localised version of SAP ERP for Korea can help you simplify and integrate end-to-end payroll functions to meet all your HR and payroll processing needs.

Legal Changes

Learn about legal changes* in the latest release of SAP ERP.

News and developments for Korea

For more information, consult SAP Note 2251634* – LC2016: Separation payment tax and health insurance premium.

  • Legal change of 2016 separation payment (December 2015) – NTS informs new income tax calculation rule for 2016 and receipt for 2016 income tax calculation rule for separation payment. For more information, consult SAP Note 2251634* – LC2016: Separation payment tax and health insurance premium.


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Malaysia

Core HCM capabilities in the localised version of SAP ERP 6.0 for Malaysia support global business best practices and local legal compliance to meet your end-to-end HR and payroll processing needs.

Online Help and Legal Changes

Get online help and learn about legal changes* in the latest release of SAP ERP.

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New Zealand

Core HCM capabilities in the localised version of SAP ERP for New Zealand support global business best practices and local legal compliance to meet your end-to-end HR and payroll processing needs.

Online Help and Legal Changes

Get online help and learn about legal changes* in the latest release of SAP ERP.

Highlights of the country version for New Zealand


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Philippines

Core HCM capabilities in the localised version of SAP ERP 6.0 for Philippines support global business best practices and local legal compliance to meet your end-to-end HR and payroll processing needs.

Highlights of the country version for Philippine

 

Online Help and Legal Changes

Get online help and learn about legal changes*in the latest release of SAP ERP.

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Singapore

Core HCM capabilities in the localised version of SAP ERP 6.0 for Singapore support global business best practices and local legal compliance to meet your end-to-end HR and payroll processing needs.

Online Help and Legal Changes

Get online help and learn about legal changes* in the latest release of SAP ERP.

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Taiwan

Core HCM capabilities in the localised version of SAP ERP for Taiwan support local legal requirements and business best practices, and are included in the standard country version of SAP ERP.

Online Help and Legal Changes

Get online help and learn about legal changes* in the latest release of SAP ERP.

News and developments for Taiwan

More information regarding the HCM legal change for Taiwan is found SAP Note 1811593*.

  • Enable Function TWTRF to Recalculate Tax for Previous Periods by Pay Date (February 2016) - SAP Note 2283612* is a correction of legal function based on SAP Note 1828539*. According to this note, you delimit the Income Tax (TW) (0353) infotype with the rule Residency in Taiwan less than 183 days in the current month for a foreign employee, and the tax for previous months of the calendar year is recalculated according to the foreigner tax rule.

    However, if the pay date of the payroll period is in the next month, the tax of last December should also be recalculated in the above case. Here is an example:

    • You delimit the infotype 0353 with the rule Residency in Taiwan less than 183 days in April for a foreign employee.
    • You need to recalculate the tax for previous months, including March, February, January, and Last December with foreigner tax rule.
  • Family Member’s NHI Calculation for Transfer in and Transfer out in One Month (January 2016) - The National Health Insurance Administration has released that, when the NHI insured transfers in and transfers out in one month, the NHI insured is eligible for NHI contribution for this month in the company. For more details, refer to the NHI siteSAP Note 2260758* addresses this legal compliance.
  • NHI and SNHI Premium Rate Adjusted from January 1, 2016 (January 2016) - SAP Note 2263609* provides details about the changes based on the announcement from National Health Insurance (NHI) Administration. The premium rate for NHI and supplementary NHI (SNHI) is as follows, effective on January 1, 2016 (for more information, visit the NHI site):
    • The premium rate for NHI is adjusted to 4.69%.
    • The premium rate for supplementary NHI is adjusted to 1.91%.
    • The lower limit of SNHI for professional practice income is adjusted to TWD 20,000.


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Thailand

Payroll capabilities in the localised version of SAP ERP for Thailand can help you simplify and integrate end-to-end payroll functions to meet all your HR and payroll processing needs.

Online Help and Legal Changes

Get online help and learn about legal changes* in the latest release of SAP ERP.

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