As an employer, it’s your duty to ensure your PAYE and UIF are registered accordingly. This pays off in the long run for employers who find themselves in distress. Unemployment can happen to anyone hence the need to be registered with UIF.
How to register employees for UIF and PAYE
Registering employees for UIF and PAYE is a duty every employer must adhere to. These are obligations that must not be ignored. It is important that employees’ details are taken upon employment to ensure their UIF and PAYE registration goes through.
As you may know, UIF is the Unemployment insurance fund that supports individuals who find themselves unemployed for reasons like illness, maternity, adoption leave, redundancy, and death of dependency. The unemployment insurance fund serves as an insurance backup for individuals who contributed during their employed days.
Also, PAYE, which is known as Pay As Your Earn, is another form of tax. This is known as income tax. Usually, individuals who are employed full-time and above the PAYE minimum salary are required to pay their income tax. Usually, employers make deductions from the wages of employees to contribute to taxation.
In this part, we will look at how employers can register their employees for UIF and PAYE. The South African Revenue Service has created an online platform allowing employers to register at their comfort.
- Visit the official website of SARS at www.sars.gov.za.
- Once the page opens, click on register to fill in your details and proceed.
- Once the registration has been completed and confirmed, you can log in
- Log in with your credentials and fill out the online form, which takes about 1 minute.
- This form is submitted online, and in a few days, your PAYE and UIF reference number are sent to the email associated with the account.
- Use the reference number to process your transaction for PAYE and UIF.
Companies with large staff members can request payroll services and contract the auditing service to help them with registration for UIF and PAYE. This kind of cost comes with a one-time fee.
How much does it cost to register an employee for UIF?
Registration of employees for UIF has been made easy both online and offline. This kind of fund is available for employees to make claims upon any unforeseen circumstance that qualifies the individual to enjoy its benefits.
The UIF registration is strictly done by the department of labour under the South African government. The cost to register an employee for UIF is free of charge, and therefore any employer can register all employees upon employment confirmation.
How do I register my employees for PAYE?
Registering employees for PAYE can be done online and offline. Regarding offline registration for PAYE, employers can visit any South African Revenue Service to pick up the PAYE registration form. Usually, the identification, contact number, and full names of all staff must be recorded to complete the registration.
To register employees for PAYE online, there is a need to submit company details online to complete the registration process.
All employers can follow these steps to register all employees following these steps.
- Register and log in to eFiling
- Locate and select SARS registration
- Continue to select maintain sars registration details
- A screen that reads “maintain SARS registered details” and agrees to all terms and conditions
- Select payroll taxes in the revenue menu
- Select add new PAYE registration details in the tab that opens
- Tax registration payroll opens; select yes to register and follow the procedure on the screen
How does a company register for UIF?
It is mandatory for all employers t register for UIF for the company and employees. The department of labour has provided regulations and steps for companies to register for UIF. But one thing is that; the UIF is not available mainly for the company but for the individuals working for the company. The contribution that is made upon registration goes into the employee’s account based on the details provided. A company can register UIF as an employer by following the steps below.
- Get all the revelation information regarding the company available
- Choose the category for the employer, whether commercial or domestic
- Complete all available forms by providing the relevant details
- Once done, email the filled form to email@example.com.
When must an employer register for PAYE?
Income tax, known as the PAYE, is a type of tax that employers above a threshold pay on a monthly basis or upon salary payment. Once the company has been registered and ready to operate, PAYE registration must be done. The reference number provided after the PAYE registration serves as the main Identification number for paying taxes. According to the SARS regulations, employers must register for PAYE before the first salary payment.
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