Occupational Injuries and Diseases: Return of Earnings Form revised

A revised return of earnings form (W.As.8) for the year of assessment 01 March 2016 to 28 February 2017 in terms of the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act has been drawn up and published on 10 February 2017 in Government Gazette notice no. 40612.

The previous form and rules have been repealed with immediate effect.

As per the new W.As.8 form, the prescribed maximum earnings amount applicable to Provisional Earnings has been increased from R377 097 to R403 500 per annum. However, this is normally gazetted in a separate government gazette and has not yet been officially gazetted.

Another change is the minimum assessment amount which has been increased from R1000 per annum to R1080 per annum.

Employers are still encouraged to file the return online on the website of the Department of Labour.

To view the new W.As.8 form, please follow the link:

http://www.gov.za/sites/www.gov.za/files/40612_gon117.pdf

 

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