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Basic Guide to UIF Registration

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

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 to be repatriated at the end of their contract;
  • workers who get a monthly State (old age) pension; since 07/02/2007, 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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Who Must Register with UIF?

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

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

Who Must Register with SARS?

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

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


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