SARS Employer submissions only open on 18 April

According to the latest SARS correspondence, Employers need to use the latest version of E@syfile that will only be released on or around 18 April. 

If you file your Emp501 before then, there may be a strong possibility that it will have to be redone when the official filing season opens on 18 April.
Although the actual submission can only be done then, it is strongly advised that employers prepare all information – especially missing non financial information such as tax numbers, addresses etc and to reconcile all payments to SARS with the final year end reports so that the actual filing is done as efficiently as possible given the shortened time to submit (8 weeks now reduced to 6 weeks).
If you would like this function to be done by our support consultants, please ensure that you have made a booking timeously.
If you are not sure how to process a year end, please contact our Solutions Centre for advice and instructions.


An extract of the announcement is as follows:

The Employer Annual Reconciliation starts on 18 April 2017 and employers have until 31 May 2017 to submit their Annual Reconciliation Declarations (EMP501) for the period 1 March 2016 to 28 February 2017 in respect of the Monthly Employer Declarations (EMP201) submitted, payments made, Employee Income Tax Certificates [IRP5/IT3(a)] and ETI, if applicable.

An updated version of e@syFile™ Employer will be available at the time. Information about the version that you should use will be published on the e@syFile™ page. Remember to backup your current information on your computer prior to installing a new version of e@syFile™ Employer. 

You can submit your Employer Reconciliation Declaration (EMP501) and Employees Income Tax Certificates [IRP5/IT3(a)s]  online via e@syFile™ Employer, or if you have less than 50 employees, via eFiling.

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