Employers tax season end 30 May 2010

Written by on May 6, 2010 in u

Source: sars.gov.za

  • The new format Monthly Employer Declaration (EMP201) is now compulsory and must accompany future payments. NEW!

Letter form SARS

Dear Employer,

Each tax season employers are required to submit an annual Employer Reconciliation Declaration to the South African Revenue Service (SARS).

The Commissioner has prescribed this date to be 1 April 2010 to 31 May 2010 for the 2010 Employers Tax Season.
The changes and results are contained in our latest e@syFile™ Employer software package, which will be released on 1 April 2010. See our eFiling website to download the e@syFile software.

Some of the relaxed validations are:

Some of the relaxed validations are:

  • The Income Tax Reference number on the IRP5/IT3(a) will not be mandatory for the 2010 submission by employers
  • Employee address detail is optional for the 2010 reconciliation.

Read more in our Business Requirement Specification: PAYE Reconciliation 2010 (version 10.0 – March 2010) ).

There are now critical steps you should take as an employer to ensure that you have a smooth Employers Tax Season. The 2010 Employers Tax Season Guide (to be released on 14 March 2010) will help you understand what your responsibilities are as an employer with regard to the new requirements, and what you should be doing to fulfil your tax responsibilities. In this Guide, also see the conditions to register with SARS for tax purposes.

You have an important role to play by partnering with SARS in working towards our vision.


1 March -31 March 2010
Preparing for the 2010 Employers Tax Season

1 April – 31 May 2010
Completing and submitting your Employer Reconciliation Declaration

You can contact SARS by:

  • calling the Contact Centre on 0800 00 72 77
    (0800 00 SARS)
  • visiting your nearest SARS Branch.

From 1 June 2010 or after reconciling
Issuing Employee Income Tax
Certificates [IRP5/IT3(a)s]

1 June 2010 to biannual submission period
Preparing for the first biannual PAYE

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  1. maya says:

    Dear Sir. Very informative. I have a problem in contacting dept of education for my irp5. Persal no 50656643. This is urgent! Can sun1 please help! maya rampersad.