It is time to reconcile social security
At the beginning of December the Social Security Commission reminded all employers of their obligation to submit their Social Security returns, together with proof of payment, before the end of the year. It is compulsory for all employers, as stipulated by the Social Security Act to hand in their returns before the end of the calendar year at any of the Commission’s offices spread across the country.
Anthea Olivier, Acting Manager of Communication and Marketing explains: “The Act states that an employer shall, when paying over contributions to the Commission, submit to the Commission a return in the prescribed form containing the prescribed particulars in respect of the period for which such payment is made.” She added that it was very difficult for the Commission to update any records of employers if these forms and the proof of payment were not send. “Often we are, for example, requested for good standing certificates and cannot issue these if all records of the employer are not up to date. We urge employers to ensure that the RETURN is always submitted together with the proof of payment to avoid any inconvenience.”
Ms Tertu Mutota can be contacted on Tertu.Mutota@ssc.org.na or by telephone at 061 280 7154. Mr Hendrik Feris is also available for any queries on 061 280 7011 or Hendrik.Feris@ssc.org.na.