LAST CHANCE TO CLAIM ETI AMOUNTS IMMINENT

 2020-08-14 09:16 AM by

The Disaster Management Tax Relief Bill No. 11 (2020) proposed amendments to the provisions of the Employment Tax Incentive Act No. 26 (2013), entitling qualifying employers to claim additional ETI amounts for the period 1 April 2020 – 31 July 2020.

The last opportunity to claim any additional ETI amounts is in the August 2020 EMP201.

 

AMENDED AND NEW ETI CLAIM AMOUNTS

For the period 1 April 2020 - 31 July 2020, the following employees will also be qualifying employees, provided all other requirements of section 6 of the ETI Act have been met:

Qualifying employees

Employment date

Monthly remuneration

ETI claim amount formula

Employee worked less than 160 hours in a month

Qualifying employees aged 18 – 29 years

On / after 1 October 2013

April 2020: Gross-up remuneration for employees that worked less than 160 hours

 

May 2020 – July 2020: Actual amount paid / payable: No gross-up calculation required

First 12 months: Apply amended section 7(2) formula

Apportion calculated ETI claim amount as per section 7(5):

 

ETI Claim amount x

[Number of hours that the qualifying employee was employed and is paid remuneration / 160 hours]

Next 12 months: Apply amended section 7(3) formula

Qualifying employees aged 18 – 29 years and have already qualified for ETI for 24 months

On / after 1 October 2013

Apply new section 7(3A) formula

Qualifying employees aged 18 – 29 years

Before 1 October 2013

Apply new section 7(3A) formula

Qualifying employees aged 30 – 65 years

Before, on, or after 1 October 2013

Apply new section 7(3A) formula

 

The amended section 7(2) and 7(3) formulas, as well as the new section 7(3A) formula are as follows:

Monthly remuneration amount

Section 7(2)

Section 7(3)

Section 7(3A)

R0 – R1 999,99

87,5% of monthly remuneration

62,5% of monthly remuneration

37,5% of monthly remuneration

R2 000 – R4 499,99

R1 750

R1 250

R750

R4 500 – R6 499,99

R1 750 – [87,5% x (monthly remuneration – R4 500)]

R1 250 – [62,5% x (monthly remuneration – R4 500)]

R750 – [37,5% x (monthly remuneration – R4 500)]

 

CUT-OFF DATE FOR SUBMISSION OF ETI CLAIMS

Where an employer does not reduce PAYE with the amount of ETI claims, despite such amount being available to the employer, the employer is entitled to claim such ETI in the next EMP 201. However, the last opportunity that the employer has to claim any additional ETI amounts, is in the EMP 201s for August or February of each year.

For example, where an employer was only able to quantify the additional ETI claim amounts to which it is entitled as a result of the provisions of the Disaster Management Tax Relief Bill in July 2020, the employer should claim the additional ETI amounts in the August 2020 EMP 201. The employer will not be able to claim the additional ETI amounts in the August 2020 EMP 501, or in any of the EMP 201s following the submission of the August 2020 EMP 501 (i.e. for the period September 2020 – February 2021).

This means that any unclaimed ETI amounts relating to the period March 2020 – August 2020, will be forfeited. It is, therefore, advisable that employers prioritise the finalisation of any additional ETI claim amounts in time for the submission of the August 2020 EMP 201.

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