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Employment Tax Incentive (ETI) All you need to know….

The Employment Tax Incentive (ETI) is a tax incentive aimed at encouraging employers to hire young work seekers, the aim of which is two-fold. Firstly, it is a means of cost-sharing between Employers and Government to help motivate employers to employ young people in their work places. South Africa has a particularly high rate of youth unemployment due to the large gap in skills between what the learners are taught in schools and tertiary education arenas and the actual needs required to work effectively within the workplace. As a result employers are hesitant to employ a young person with little or no actual work experience which in term means that young people are not gaining the skills or experience needed to drive the economy forward. This lack of skills can have long-term adverse effects on the economy.

Annual Reconciliation Declaration (Emp501) Deadline 31st May 2018

The Employer Annual Reconciliation filing season for 2018 is now open! Employers have until 31 May 2018 to submit their Annual Reconciliation Declaration (EMP501) for their Employees, for the period from 1 March 2017 to 28 February 2018.

A statement like this can get a person’s heart racing if they are in a situation where they ma be unprepared or lack the expertise to submit their declarations themselves. And in many cases, Employers, particularly smaller business, may not have access to the correct help with their own organisations. This is where Pay Solutions can be most beneficial for smaller companies!

SARS Budget 2017

Budget 2017 Tax Guide


SARS Budget 2017

Budget 2017 Tax Guide

This SARS pocket tax guide has been developed to provide a synopsis of the most important tax, duty and levy-related information for 2017/18

Who is a Provincial Tax Payer?

SARS Budget Speech 2017          Budget 2017 Tax Guide
Retirement fund lump sum benefits consist of lump sums
from a pension, pension preservation, provident, provident
preservation or retirement annuity fund on death, retirement
or termination of employment due to attaining the age of
55 years, sickness, accident, injury, incapacity, redundancy or
termination of the employer’s trade.

Click here for the full Budget 2017 Tax Guide

Employment Tax Incentive

Have you experienced Employment Tax Incentive Validation Errors?

Have you experienced ETI Validation Rule Errors?

The Pay-As-You-Earn (PAYE) interim reconciliation closed on 31 October 2016. Some employers may have experienced Employment Tax Incentive (ETI) validation errors when submitting their Employer Reconciliation Declaration (EMP501) to SARS. We have provided guidance further down on how to resolve the recently encountered validation errors.

Employment Tax Incentive

Were your ETI certificates rejected?

A number of employers were previously advised when submitting their Interim Employer Reconciliation Declaration (EMP501) for the reconciliation period 201608 that they had failed ETI validations and were requested to amend and resubmit the reconciliations.

PAYE Employees' Tax

Employment and Learnership Tax Incentives

“Hot off the Press” is a recent Media Statement issued by The Department of National Treasury

2016 Draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (Second Batch):
Request for Public Comments on draft bill including Employment and Learnership Tax Incentives

National Treasury and the South African Revenue Service (SARS) today publish a second batch of the
2016 Draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (TLAB) for public comment, following the first batch TLAB
published on 8 July 2016.

Medical Scheme Fees Tax Credits

SARS has announced the Voluntary Disclosure Programme (VDP)

Pay Solutions strive to bring you the latest in updates and changes from government departments and SARS.

SARS has announced the Voluntary Disclosure Programme (VDP) will begin on the 1st October 2016. Please read carefully to ensure this applies to you.

SARS Online


The SARS Voluntary Disclosure Programme (VDP) is administered under the Tax Administration Act, 2011 with effect from 1 October 2012.

Subject to legislative approval, a Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme (SVDP) commenced on 1 October 2016, and is scheduled for a period of nine months ending on 30 June 2017. The SVDP is meant for individuals and companies who have not in the past disclosed tax and exchange control defaults in relation to offshore assets. A preliminary SVDP guide is available below, which will be updated from time to time.
To assist you with your VDP queries, some questions and answers have been put together. For more detailed information, please consult the Guide at the bottom of the page.
Contact details for the team are available at the bottom of this page.
Questions Answers