SDL Registration

What you need to know

SDL is the acronym for Skills Development Levy.  

It is a compulsory tax for all companies with a staff bill in excess of R500 000 per annum.  

Good to know

You will need to appoint a Public Officer for your company if you have not already done so before we can proceed. 

Price :  R990
How long does it take?   1-3 Days

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Frequently Asked Questions

SDL an acronym for Skills Development Levy and is a compulsory tax paid by employers whose staff bill exceeds R500 000 per year. It is aimed at established businesses so fortunately start-ups do not have to register for SDL. 
It is compulsory to register and pay the SDL levy once your staff bill exceeds R500 000 per annum. 
SARS requires the company name, registration number, income tax number and business description.  A letter from your company bank confirming your banking details is also required.  You will also need to estimate the total amount of your payroll for the next 12 months as well as the estimated number of employees the payroll will be based on.
The amount is 1% of the total monthly salary bill paid each month to SARS. The total salary bill includes overtime payments, leave pay, bonuses, commissions and lumpsum payments.  
SDL must be paid together within 7 days after the end of the month. If the last day for payment falls on a public holiday or weekend, the payment must be made on the last business day before the public holiday or weekend.
The Public Officer for a company is the person who is responsible for all matters relating to SARS and the Africa company’s representative for SARS.  In May 2021, SARS introduced tighter measures for companies interacting with SARS and will no longer process any SARS services for companies with no Public Officer appointed. 
No, Your Tax number is your income tax registration number and different from your SDL registration number and need to be applied for separately.   
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