How to submit CF filing return of earnings

If you’re a worker in South Africa, then the CF filing is for you.. The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, No. 130 of 1993 (COIDA).

This compensation fund is mainly for the protection those who sustain injuries, contract diseases, or die from injuries or diseases during the employment period.

You can submit return of earnings in two ways, either online or manually. To make things much easier for you, we recommend CF online filing. As with many online portals, the first step is registration.

Registering for the compensation fund

Firstly, employers are required to register for the workmen’s compensation fund, submit, and pay annually. To register, you are required to have a valid South African ID number and a valid email account.

  1. Go to the Department of Labour website and select ‘Register’ if you do not have an account.
  2. Follow the steps provided and fill all the requirements and submit.

How to submit return of earnings in 2020

  1. Now that you are registered, go to the website and select CF-filing ‘Login.’
  2. Type in your ‘Username’ and ‘Password’ and click on ‘Login’ (Note that you have to be registered to access the site. You can see above on the registration process).
  3. Follow the step-by-step guide and submit the return of earnings 2020. Complete your older outstanding ROE first.

Within 24hours, you will automatically receive an email with your latest Notice of Assessment, but if you don’t contact the CF Customer Care via their email: [email protected] After filing your return online, you will receive an invoice showing the amount that the employer has to pay and the necessary bank details.

COIDA guidelines

  • Employers registered for the compensation fund are required to submit Returns of Earnings in terms of Section 82 of the COID Act.
  • The returns must be filed annually not later than March 31st as determined by the Commissioner.
  • The information submitted should show the number of earnings up to the maximum established in section 83(8) that is paid to employees during the assessment period (Effective from the 1st March of the previous year up to and including the final day of February of the next year).
  • In case of an error during the return of the submission, the employer should notify the Commissioner within 30 days, failure to do this will mean no revision to the previously submitted returns.
  • There will be a penalty implication on an employer who fails to file the return by the due date as per Section 83 of the COID Act.

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