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Basic Guide to UIF Declarations

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Employers must send information about their workers to the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF).

Application

The Unemployment Insurance Act and Unmployment 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 who are going to be repatriated at the end of their contract;
  • Employees in receipt of an old age pension are, since 07/2/2007, no longer excluded from contributing towards UIF; or
  • workers who only earn commission.

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

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What are UIF Declarations?

Before the 7th of every month, employers must send certain information about their workers to the UIF.
 
The details of the workers are stored in the database of the Fund. When workers become unemployed, the Fund can process the application without delay.

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

Who Must Submit Declarations to UIF?

All employers must submit monthly declarations directly to the UIF, including those employers registered with SARS.

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


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