Get ready to hit submit on tax submissions

We would like to make sure all our customers are well-prepared for the 2021/22 annual tax filing season.

Important to remember

SARS Submissions

Employers are required, twice a year, to reconcile their IRP5 / IT3(a) tax certificates; the EMP201/EMP501 statements; and the actual payments made to SARS, by using the [email protected] software provided by SARS. - The February reconciliation relates to the full tax year from 1 March 2021 to 28 February 2022 (Annual submission period).

[email protected] Software

SARS has released [email protected] version 7.2.4 which includes the following amendments: • Adjustment to manual capture validation where commas are present in demographics fields to align with import validation and the SARS PAYE BRS
• Adjustment to EMP501 submission file structure to align Tax Directive field(s) with the SARS PAYE BRS
• Adjustment to validation for source code 7007 in respect of tax years 2015, 2016, 2017 to align with the SARS PAYE BRS
Please note that the Payspace csv file is only compatible with [email protected] and not eFiling.

Submission Period

The preliminary dates published on the SARS website for the 2021/2022 employer annual reconciliation submission period are
1 April 2022 to 31 May 2022.
The final dates, however, still need to be published by SARS in a Government Gazette.

How PaySpace can help

We have compiled two specific options to help you through your submission obligations and make the process as seamless as possible.

Let us assist you

Let us educate you

Attend our Tax Seminar (virtual)

Follow along as Rob Cooper, Chairman of Payroll Authors Group of South Africa (PAGSA), guides us through the changes that will affect your payroll in 2021.

RSA Employer Filing Season

Attend our Tax Workshop (virtual)

Attend this facilitator-led session where Lerato Nthinya will take you through all the steps in detail, right up to the point you click ‘Submit’. Click below for more detail and dates.


Well-seasoned and feeling confident? Great!
Just in case, we have this handy submission guide just for you. (We won’t tell.)

Helpful to know
  • From the 2020 year of assessment, SARS is performing tax calculations on the IRP5/IT3(a) certificates that have been submitted via [email protected]™ Employer. This is known as Employment Taxes Validation (ETV).
  • Values will be recalculated based on the data provided on the IRP5/IT3(a) certificates. Where it is found that the incorrect amount of tax was deducted from the employee (or an incorrect SDL amount paid over), a letter will be issued, accompanied by a file containing a list of the certificates that have failed the SARS calculation.
  • For more information on ETV, please refer to the SARS website.
  • Please bear in mind the changes to some of the SARS branch processes in light of the nationwide lockdown and the continued fight to combat the spread of COVID-19. SARS provides updates on their website here. Please contact SARS should you be unsure about what process to follow.
Helpful guides provided by SARS

Click a title below to download.

We’re here to help

If you are unsure of any of the information above, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will gladly explain the different options in more detail.