30 July 2021 – SARS published a leaflet to clarify the measures as announced by the Minister of Finance on 28 July 2021. The measures are:
- The introduction of a tax subsidy of up to R750 per month for the next four months for private sector employers who have employees earning below R6500. This subsidy will be provided under the current Employment Tax Incentive.
- Tax compliant businesses with a gross income of up to R100 million will be allowed to delay 35% of their Pay –As- You Earn (PAYE) liabilities over the next three months, without penalties or interest.
- Tax compliant businesses in the alcohol sector can apply to the SARS for deferrals of up to three months for excise duty payments.
In order to qualify for the emergency tax measures, you must be tax compliant, which means that you:
- Are registered for all required taxes
- Have no outstanding returns for any taxes you are registered for
- Have no outstanding debt for any taxes you are registered for, excluding:
- Instalment payment arrangements
- Compromise of tax debt
- Payment of tax suspended pending objection or appeal.
More detail is in the 2021 Emergency Tax relief leaflet.