May 2019 | News from SDK Accounting

2018/2019 Return Of Earnings Declaration

The Department of Labour and/or Rand Mutual Assurance (RMA), in accordance with the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (COIDA) requires employers to submit a declaration by either 31 March 2019 (RMA), or 31 May 2019 (Department of Labour extended deadline date) which declares the number of employees (including directors) and their annual earnings, per month, for the period 1 March 2018 – 28 February 2019.

A percentage is determined, depending on the industry applicable to the employer, which is used to determine the fee payable to the Compensation Fund (CF).

If the declaration and payment is not made by 31 May 2019, a penalty not exceeding 10% of the assessment will be charged.

2019 Employer Annual Reconciliation

Employers are required to submit their Pay-As-You-Earn Employer Annual Reconciliation (EMP501) from mid-April to 31 May 2019 and involves a reconciliation between the monthly EMP201 declarations submitted to SARS, monthly payments made to SARS and income tax certificates (IRP5) for the 2018/2019 tax year. Employers are also required to supply employees with a copy of their income tax certificates (IRP5).

It is of utmost importance to ensure that each employee’s personal details are up to date and accurate, as the information will reflect on the employee’s 2019 income tax certificate (IRP5).

SARS has developed a free software programme to assist employers with the reconciliation and submission process and is available for download on their website (

To avoid any penalties or interest charged, ensure that your reconciliation is submitted by 
31 May 2019.

New Adobe Flash Forms On eFiling

During April 2019 SARS performed maintenance on all SARS systems, which included the introduction of new Adobe Flash forms on eFiling.

SARS states that the enhancements are set to deliver a more pleasant and productive eFiling experience for all. While the new forms introduced this tax season can be accessed using version 9 and up of Adobe Flash Player, eFilers are advised to download Adobe Flash Player 10.1 for increased security and better viewing.

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You are welcome to contact Anton directly on 083 400 2299 should you be interested in meeting with him to discuss any of the above.


We congratulate Loanda Matthee on her wedding on 23 March 2019 and Luané Vermaak on her engagement on 17 February 2019.

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