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Basic Guide to UIF Registration

Basic Guide to UIF Registration

Employers must register with the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) or the South African Revenue Services (SARS).

Application

The Unemployment Insurance Act and Unemployment Insurance Contributions Act apply to all employers and workers, but not to –

  • workers working less than 24 hours a month for an employer;
  • learners;
  • public servants;
  • foreigners working on contract;
  • workers who get a monthly State (old age) pension; or
  • workers who only earn commission.

Domestic employers and their workers are included under the Act since 1 April 2003.

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Prescribes how employers should contribute to the UIF Contributions fund.

Who Must Register with UIF?

All employers who have employees working 24 or more hours a month.

Based on Legislation in Section 10of the Unemployment Insurance Contributions Act

Who Must Register with SARS?

All employers as soon as they have an employee who earns taxable income must also register with SARS.

Based on Legislation in Section 10of the Unemployment Insurance Contributions Act


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Originally appeared on labour.gov.za on 19-11-2007. The views expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of estome. estome accepts no responsibility for the accuracy, completeness or fairness of the article, nor does the information contained herein constitute advice, legal or otherwise.

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