Tax Returns

Monthly EMP201 Tax Return

The following information is required to complete the document:

Total amount of PAYE withheld from employees

Total amount of SDL employer contributions

Total amount of employee and employer contributions towards UIF

The documents are required to be submitted to SARS electronically through e-filing.

They must be submitted before the 7th day of the following month; if the 7th falls on a weekend, then on the Friday preceding the weekend. The documents can be submitted by anyone who is registered on e-filing to receive the monthly EMP201 returns from SARS on their e-filing profile.

The EMP201 is signed electronically by the person who submitted the return through e-filing.

UIF submission

UIF declaration file containing employee details and contributions made on behalf of each employee for pay period.

The following information is required to complete the document:

Start and End Date and Reason of Exit per Employee

The documents are required to be submitted to the UIF office electronically before the 7th day of the following month.

The documents can be submitted by either the employer or payroll partner by email.

Bi-Annual EMP501 Tax Reconciliation

The following information is required to complete the document: -

Total amount of PAYE, SDL & UIF withheld from employees and paid over to SARS for the first six months of the tax year (March to August) and then later again (February) for the full 12 months’ period.

The documents are required to be submitted to SARS electronically through Easyfile before 30th May each year.

The documents can be submitted by anyone who is registered on E-Filing and Easyfile to receive the Annual EMP501 return from SARS and to submit it electronically through Easyfile to SARS. It is signed electronically by the person who submitted the return through Easyfile.

Annual WCA Workman’s Compensation Return

The following information is required to complete the document:

Gross remuneration for the full tax year capped to the maximum WCA amount per employee and the number of employees per month for the current tax year as well as an estimation for all of the before-mentioned for the following tax year.

The documents are required to be submitted to the Department of Labor (DOL) in person on the 31st March each year.

Department of Labour introduced the submission of Returns of Earnings online; should register on the Department of Labour website and submit returns at CF-Filing. https://www.cf-filing.co.za/CompensationFund/

The documents can be submitted by in person or electronically by either the employer or payroll partner.

A representative or the employer must sign the original bar-coded return.

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