TERS – FINAL opportunity to claim – Do not Miss out!

Nov 23, 2020 | FYI's, Taxation Blog

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We have seen many changes with the COVID-19 Temporary Employee Relief Scheme (TERS) applications and processes over the last 8 months, but we have still had success with most of our applications.

The Department of Labour has announced that the extended period for 16 September 2020 to 15 October 2020 will become available on Monday 23 November 2020. The claims for this period will close on 31 December 2020.

Please note that only qualifying employees can claim TERS under the amended TERS directive. These include affected employees of employers who are:

  • not permitted to commence operations, either partially or in full, in terms of the Disaster Management Regulations;
  • unable to make alternative arrangements for vulnerable employees to work from home or to take other measures as contemplated in clause 20.3 of the Occupational Health and Safety Directive; or
  • unable to make use of employees’ services, either fully or partially, because of operational requirements based on the economic, technological, structural or similar needs of the employer which result from compliance with the Disaster Management Regulations; in particular, the need to limit the number of employees at the workplace through rostering, staggering of working hours, short time, or the introduction of shift systems.

We can assist you should you still require assistance with TERS applications and/or queries that may have arisen with your application.

Note that most of the rejected TERS applications have arisen due to u-filing errors rather than the actual TERS applications. Did you know that you are required to register each employee separately on u-filing even if you (as the employer) have registered with SARS for Employees Tax, UIF and SDL levies? We can also assist you with this u-filing requirement which is critical for any TERS or UIF claims.

We are here to assist you with the administrative support for the submission of the TERS or U-filing claims so don’t miss out on this opportunity to take advantage of this crucial initiative that enables you to obtain some relief for your employees during this lockdown.

Please contact me to help you with this relief or u-filing applications, as we are here to assist you to navigate this challenging period in your business.

Juanita Roman | juanita.roman@mdacc.co.za

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