Compliance with Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment, the Skills Development Act and the Employment Equity Act continue to be key business requirements in the South African workplace landscape. In most instances, it can be challenging for businesses to be compliant in all areas without assistance.
Moonstone, a specialist in regulatory compliance, now assists clients in meeting these compliance requirements.
How Your Business Can Benefit:
- Up to 20% of your levy can be claimed back in a Mandatory Grant
- Up to 50% of your levy can be claimed in Discretionary Grants
- Tax rebates on registered learnership programmes
- Skills Development and Employment Equity (EE) can count up to 25 points respectively towards your Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) score
- Compile Workplace Skills Plan and Annual Training Report to relevant SETA
- Assist in identifying and managing training needs and training plan
- Develop EE Plan and submit EE Reports
- improve the skills of employees
- address unfair discrimination
- ensure equality in the workplace
These Acts makes it compulsory for organisations with an annual payroll of R500 000 or more, employ more than 50 employees or with an annual turnover that exceeds the prescribed threshold, to pay Skills Development Levy (SDL) to SARS and/or submit an Employment Equity Report to Department of Employment and Labour.
Therefore, many organisations need to comply to complete EE Reports and to claim back SDL. However, if organisations do not fall within these thresholds, they can also benefit from submitting reports. Organisations also need to comply to reach BEE scorecard targets.
- Employers that are unaware of these incentives, will forfeit up to 70% of the SDL paid to SARS.
- Non-compliance with the EE Act can result in fines of millions or 10% of their turnover.