September Interim Tax Reconciliation Season 2023

Goodbye August – this means it’s time for filing the Interim tax reconciliation.

The Employer Interim Declaration (EMP501) submission opens mid-September, and must be made by 31 October. Employers must reconcile their Monthly Employer Declarations (EMP 201) for the first 6 months of the reconciliation year (1 March to 31 August).

Useful information to check to prepare your submissions for this half-year reconciliation season:

  • employee address (postal and residential)
  •  Employee bank account details
  • Employee Income Tax Number
  • Valid employee Identity number
  • Payroll figures for PAYE, UIF and SDL actually paid
  • Register your company on E@syFile , if you have not done so. (Download from the SARS website).

Please note: tax certificates are not issued at this time (only at financial year end, or when an employee leaves the company).

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SARS will again provide employers with an opportunity to test the updated e@syFile™ Employer build before the formal release opening on 18 September 2023 for the Employer Interim Reconciliation.

See the Business Requirements Specification here – SARS_PAYE_BRS – PAYE Employer Reconciliation_V22.1.1 for the Employer Interim Reconciliation submission period 202308.

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