As from 1 April 2013, the Mandatory Grants percentage has changed to 20% of levies paid to the Receiver of revenue (SARS) that can be claimed by an employer by submitting the Annual Training Report for the previous year training completed combined with a Workplace Skills Plan for planning of training for the next scheme year.
If an application is approved, the employer will receive 20% of the total levies paid to SARS by the employer for a scheme year.
WHO CAN CLAIM/APPLY FOR A MANDATORY GRANT
All registered organizations, paying the Skills Development levies to SARS on a monthly basis.
NOTE: An employer is exempted from paying Skills Development levy if the total leviable amount of all its employees over the next 12 months are less than R500 000.00. Employers who are exempted from paying SDL are also exempted from submitting an Annual Training Report or Workplace skills plan. For more information on SDL exemption please contact your closest SARS office. Also see SARS Quick Reference Guide on SDL under WSP/ATR Downloads
WHEN TO CLAIM/APPLY FOR A MANDATORY GRANT
As per the latest submission guidelines, as from 1 April 2014, an Annual Training Report & Workplace Skills Plan may only be submitted to AgriSETA, once per scheme year, by the due date of 30 April each year.
HOW TO CLAIM/APPLY FOR A MANDATORY GRANT
You need to submit a combined ATR (Annual Training Report). This is a report on actual training completed during the previous year, e.g. 1 April 2016 up to 31 March 2017 (Workplace Skills Plan) This is a plan of training to be completed in the new year, e.g. 1 April 2017 up to 31 March 2018. Sample of proof of training completed in the form of copies of invoices, certificates and attendance registers need to accompany the ATR.
HOW TO SUBMIT THE MANDATORY GRANT APPLICATIONS
All submissions are done via our on line system called INDICIUM. Employers are required to register a Skills Development Facilitator (SDF) who will complete and submit the application on their behalf. SDFs will access the system via their own username and password. The SDF are required to create, complete and submit the relevant ATR and WSP with the required supporting documents (Authorization page and sample proof of training completed). It is compulsory for large and medium employers to complete and submit the application on line. For small organizations, a hard copy template is available but we would advise to also submit on line as it requires less administration.
TRAINING ON SUBMISSION OF THE MANDATORY GRANT APPLICATIONS
Training is provided once a year only, as we do not have the resources or capacity to facilitate additional training sessions. The SDF/System training forms part of our Annual National Road shows which are held in between February and April each year. For those who are not able to attend a session or are introduce to the process after the road shows, can make use of our submission manuals and guidelines.