The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) provides temporary financial support to workers who have become unemployed or to workers that are unable to work due to several circumstances.
Temporary financial support is provided to employees who took maternity leave, adoption leave, parental leave or have become ill. The UIF also provides this assistance to dependents of deceased UIF contributors.
Employees who work for more than 24 hours per month are required to make contributions to the UIF. The value of their monthly contribution to the UIF is equivalent to 2% of their monthly remuneration. The employee will contribute 1% and the remaining 1% will be contributed by the employer.
The employer is responsible for deducting the employee’s UIF contribution for their salary and paying it to the UIF along with their contribution.
Employers are required to submit a monthly UIF declaration to the Department of Employment and Labour. These declarations contain information relating to the UIF contributions of each employee.
How To Submit A Declaration On Ufiling
Step 1: Visit the Ufiling web page at www.ufiling.co.za
Step 2: Log in to your uFiling account by entering your username and password
Step 3: Select “Declarations Manager”
Step 4: Click on the employee's name
Step 5: Click on “View Declarations”
Your declarations grid will now be displayed
Step 6: Click on “View” to see the return values
Step 7: Click on “Open Declaration” in the return values popup
Step 8: Click on “Edit/View” to edit any declaration issues shown
When you have completed this step, click on “View Declarations”
Step 9: To submit your declaration, Click on “View” then click on “Submit Declaration” in the popup
Step 10: Click on “Yes” to confirm you are sure you want to submit your declaration.
Step 11: Click on “Yes” to continue with the declaration submission
Step 12: Click on “Okay”
Step 13: Click on “Calculate Declarations”
If your declaration grid turns green, it means that your declaration has been successfully submitted. A red declaration grid is indicative of an issue with the declaration.