• Software Update | Release 5.9a for Sage Business Cloud Payroll Professional available 16 September 2022

    Release 5.9a is now available.

    What is included in this update?

    • South Africa - Interim EMP501 Reconciliation changes, Qualifying Long Service Award changes, Fixed Rate Directives and Lumpsum changes
    • Tax Table changes: Lesotho, Malawi, and Zimbabwe (previously…
  • SARS Notification - Employer Interim EMP501 Submissions 2022/2023

    The South African Revenue Service (SARS) have issues a notification to employers regarding the Employer Interim EMP501 Reconciliations Submissions for 2022/2023.

    Visit the SARS website to view the notification, and click here to download the letter to Employers…

  • Next software release | Release 5.9a | Interim EMP501 Reconciliation (Mid-year) Submissions

    The upcoming software update for Sage Business Cloud Payroll Professional is Release 5.9a. 

    Take note: The software is currently scheduled to be released towards the end of September 2022.

    Q: Why will the software update only be available in the later part…

  • 2022/2023 Interim EMP501 Reconciliation Submission Dates

    The Interim EMP501 Reconciliation submission period will commence on Monday 19 September 2022 until Monday 31 October 2022.

    These submission dates are published on the SARS website.

    If these dates change, it will be communicated on their website.

  • RSA Interim Reconciliation (2022/2023): What can I do to prepare my payroll for submission?

    South African employers are required to submit their EMP501 Interim Reconciliation for the first 6 months of the tax year, to the South African Revenue Service (SARS). 

    Details of the reconciliation period has not been confirmed as yet, but the submission…

  • New to the Interim Reconciliation Submission process? Take a look at some of the Frequently Asked Questions for Mid-year Submissions to SARS

    1. When will the Employer Interim Reconciliation for the 2021/2022 filing season commence?

    The 2021/2022 Interim Reconciliation submission dates can be confirmed on the SARS website by clicking here. The information is located under the Business Requirement Specifications…

  • Interim Reconciliation SARS Submission 2021Webinar-Recording available

    If you were unable to join the webinar on 15 September 2021, you still have the opportunity to view the recording.

    The following topics were discussed in the session…

  • SARS Interim Reconciliation Submission 2021-2022 Tax year

    The Interim Reconciliation prepares employers for the Annual Reconciliation by ensuring that their EMP201 submissions for the previous six months are correct and up-to-date. This further ensures that employees’ IRP5/IT3(a)s are correct and can be issued…

  • Support Newsflash October 2020

    Click here to view the October 2020 Support Newsflash

  • Interim Reconciliation Submission Webinar – Recording Available

    If you were unable to join the webinar, you still have the opportunity to view the recording.

    • Click here for Live Webinar recording, or
    • Click here for the YouTube Video Presentation

    The following topics were discussed in the session:

    • Preparation for…
  • Webinar: SARS Interim Reconciliation Submission

    The Interim Reconciliation prepares employers for the Annual Reconciliation by ensuring that their EMP201 submissions for the previous six months are correct and up-to-date. This further ensures that employees’ IRP5/IT3(a)s are correct and can be issued…

  • SARS [email protected] Employer v7.0.8 is now available

    SARS has released an updated version of [email protected] Employer, and is available to download. Click here to visit the website, download the latest software and read more about the latest release.

    When you access your SARS application, you will be prompted to update…

  • SARS [email protected]: Relaxed validations on IRP5 code 4587 (Exempt foreign employment income in terms of section 10(1)(o)(ii) of the Income Tax Act)

    One of the new IRP5 codes for for the 2020/2021 tax year is 4587.

    Code 4587 reports the exempt foreign employment income in terms of section 10(1)(o)(ii) of the Income Tax Act, taken into account by the employer for PAYE purposes.

    This is to accommodate…

  • SARS notice - Interim Reconciliation Submissions and new [email protected] Software

    SARS published a notice informing employers about the following:

    • Interim Reconciliation Submission dates
    • New source/IRP5 codes for 2020/2021
    • Excessive liability change workflow
    • Employment tax validations
    • New notice for non-compliance penalty assessm…
  • SARS [email protected] Employer v7.0.7 is now available

    SARS has released the latest version of [email protected] Employer, and is available to download. Click here to visit the website, download the latest software and read more about the latest release.

    The [email protected] application must always be on the latest version (the application…

  • SARS Employer EMP501 Interim Reconciliation submission dates

    The Interim Reconciliation will open on 14 September 2020 and close on 31 October 2020. These dates are based on current information as seen on the SARS website.

    Click here to view more.

    Please note that these dates are subject to change at the discretion…

  • Mid-year/ Interim Reconciliation (South Africa): 24/7 Resources and Information

    In preparation for the SARS Employer Mid-year Reconciliation (EMP501) due 31 October 2020, the Customer Service teams have implemented all possible measures to ensure our customers who require support are assisted.

    We do anticipate, however, that our traditional…

  • Mid-year/ Interim Reconciliation (South Africa): 24/7 Resources and Information

    In preparation for the SARS Employer Mid-year Reconciliation (EMP501) due 31 October 2020, the Customer Service teams have implemented all possible measures to ensure our customers who require support are assisted.

    We do anticipate, however, that our traditional…

  • Interim Reconciliation Submission Webinar – Recording Available

    If you were unable to join the webinar, you still have the opportunity to view the recording.

    • Click here for Live Webinar recording, or
    • Click here for the YouTube Video Presentation

    The following topics were discussed in the session:

    • Preparation for…
  • Webinar: SARS Interim Reconciliation Submission

    The Interim Reconciliation prepares employers for the Annual Reconciliation by ensuring that their EMP201 submissions for the previous six months are correct and up-to-date. This further ensures that employees’ IRP5/IT3(a)s are correct and can be issued…

  • Support Snippets October 2019

    Click here to view the Support Snippets for October 2019.

    Included in this month's snippets:

    • Launching web forms for support
    • I need assistance with the EMP501 Employer Interim Submission? Can the support team assist me with the process?
  • SARS [email protected] Employer v6.9.7 is available to download!

    SARS has released the latest version of [email protected] Employer, and is available to download. Click here to visit the website, download the latest software and read more about the latest release.

    The [email protected] application must always be on the latest version (the…

  • Software update: Release 5.3a released on 11 September 2019

    When you launch you system the first time as from 11/09/2019, you will be prompted to update all your payroll companies to Release 5.3a.

    Take note of the important notice on the subscription landing page:

    The process will convert all payroll data to the…

  • Where will I be able to find help to do my MidYear Submission?

    We have created a dedicated Sage City MidYear Centre Resource page that will go live first week September.

    The MidYear Centre takes you through the submission process and will guide you to successfully create your files to import into [email protected]

    If you…