Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Skills Development Levy Number

It’s on a company’s tax clearance certificate.

The Skills Development Levy registration number (SDL) is listed almost in the middle of the tax clearance certificate and begins with an L.

The purpose of the SDL is to promote learning and development in South Africa by using the funds to develop and improve employee skills.The SDL is paid by employers when total salaries will exceed R500 000 over a 12 month period.

1% of the Skills levy is paid to SARS.

SARS distributes 20% to the NSF and 80% to the SETA’s. The Sectoral Education and Training Authorities uses 50% of this money for Mandatory Grants, 20% for Discretionary Grants to employers and 10% for Administration. Discretionary Grants are used for Learnerships and Bursaries.

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