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Tax Alert – Employment Tax Incentive

The Employment Tax Incentive Act 26 of 2013 (ETI) was promulgated on 18 December 2013. The purpose of the ETI is to encourage youth employment and reduce unemployment, and will remain in place until 1 January 2017. The ETI came into operation on 1 January 2014 and will apply to qualifying employees employed on or after 1 October 2013 by eligible employers, which in effect means that the first claims for the incentive will be submitted with the January 2014 employees’ tax monthly return on or before 7 February 2014.