• SARS [email protected] Employer v7.3.1 is now available

    The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has released an updated version of the SARS [email protected] Employer software, and is available to download from their website.

    Release 7.3.0 is included in this release.

    Click here to visit the website, download the latest…

  • SARS EMP501 Reconciliation Webinar

    SARS has invited employers to attend a webinar on the Employer Interim Reconciliation Declaration Filing Season.

    Please see invitation below.

    Link to register for the webinar:

    https://sars-gov-za.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9yXBhdFIQdyPIBdRj9ECIg.

  • SARS [email protected] Employer v7.2.9 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 [email protected] application, you will be prompted to…

  • 2022/23 Interim EMP501 Reconciliation Submission - 'ERROR 0001' when submitting EMP501 to SARS on SARS [email protected]

    The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has issue the following notice* in regards to a specific error experienced when submitting the EMP501 on SARS [email protected], related to the pre-populating of the EMP201 declared liabilities.

    Employers impacted by 'ERROR…

  • SARS [email protected] Employer v7.2.8 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 [email protected] application, you will be prompted to…

  • 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…

  • ETI value differences errors when importing Interim EMP501 IRP5 files into SARS [email protected]

    We are aware of the following scenario resulting in SARS [email protected] import errors:

    • You are generating the IRP5.23 file using the IRP5/IT3a report on Release 5.8a, for the 2022/2023 Interim EMP501 Reconciliation (mid-year) Submission
    • The SARS [email protected] application…
  • SARS [email protected] Employer v7.2.7 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 [email protected] application, you will be prompted to…

  • South Africa Payroll - Payroll Taxes Validations (EMP501 submissions)

    For the 2021/2022 year of assessment, SARS is performing ‘back-end’ payroll taxes calculations (validation process on PAYE and SDL) on the IRP5/IT3(a) certificates after the submission of the EMP501. If any errors are found by SARS, the employer will…

  • 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…

  • SARS Notice - Penalties for Employers

    Updated Post (14 July 2021)

    Please take note of the new SARS notice about penalties for employers due to late EMP501 submissions:

     https://www.sars.gov.za/whats-new-at-sars/

    Original Post (8 July 2021)

    Please take note of the below SARS notice regarding…

  • Individual Filing Season 2021

    Please take note of the below SARS publications about individual filing season which started on 1 July 2021

    Online assistance, guides and YouTube videos to assist with individual filing season:

  • SARS [email protected] Employer v7.1.4 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 [email protected] application, you will be prompted…

  • SARS notice regarding Auto Assessments and Solidarity Fund donations

    Updated Post (5 July 2021)

    Please take note of the below SARS notice regarding the IRP5 code 4055 issue:

    Original Post 30 June 2021

    Please take note of the below SARS notice regarding two issues:

    1. Taxpayers to whom 2021 income tax assessments were issued…
  • SARS [email protected] Employer v7.1.3 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 [email protected] application, you will be prompted…

  • SARS [email protected] Employer v7.1.2 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 [email protected] application, you will be prompted…

  • Individual Filing Season 2021

    Individual income tax return filing dates


    1 July to 23 November 2021:Taxpayers who file online
    Taxpayers who cannot file online can do so at a SARS branch by appointment only.
    1 July to 31 January 2022: Provisional taxpayers including Trusts may file via…

  • Individual Filing Season 2021

    The SARS Commissioner published Government Gazette 44571 on 14 My 2021, prescribing who are required to file an income tax return before certain deadlines for year of assessment 2021 (1 March 2020 – 28 February 2021). 

    Natural Persons are not re…

  • SARS [email protected] Employer v7.1.1 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 with a…

  • Employment Tax Certificate Validation Feedback (ETV) related to SDL

    From the 2020 year of assessment, SARS is performing payroll taxes calculation validations on the IRP5/IT3(a) certificates. Where it is found that the incorrect amount of taxes were withheld/contributed, a letter will be issued, accompanied by a file…

  • Employer Annual Reconciliation: 1 April 2021 to 31 May 2021 - SARS letter to stakeholders regarding filing season

    The South African Revenue Authority  (SARS) has updated their PAYE page with more information. click here to view the notice, published on 15 March 2021.

    For more information on the letter, you can view the SARS letter to stakeholders.

  • Budget Speech 2021

    The Budget Speech 2021 is scheduled for Wednesday, 24 February 2021.

  • Sage Business Cloud Payroll Professional Support Newsflash February 2021

    Click here to download the latest Support Newsflash

  • SARS survey to identify SMME legal and administrative issues

    SARS is inviting SMME Employers (Small, Micro and Medium Enterprises) to give their opinion on any bottlenecks, problems, inefficiencies, and areas of frustration that they have experienced by completing a short survey.

    The results of the survey will…

  • SARS eFiling: The use of Adobe Flash (26/11/2020)

    SARS has released information regarding queries on the use of Adobe Flash through their various channels.

    Link: https://www.sars.gov.za/ClientSegments/Tax-Practitioners/Pages/default.aspx 

    What's New:

    • 26 November 2020 - Use of adobe …