Get ready to hit submit on tax submissions

We would like to make sure all our customers are well-prepared for the 2022/23 bi-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 August reconciliation relates to the bi-annual submissions from 1 March 2022 to 31 August 2022.

[email protected] Software

The last [email protected] version released by SARS is version 7.2.8. Please visit their website to download the software and the release notes: Click Here

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 2022/2023 employer bi-annual reconciliation submission period are
19 September to 31 October 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

Virtual Consultation (One on One)

We’ll handle the entire PaySpace process on your behalf:

  1. If you have less than 50 employees in a single company, a fee of R2 500.00 excl. VAT will be applicable.
  2. If you have less than 150 employees in a single company, a fee of
    R5 300.00 excl. VAT will be applicable.
  3. If you have more than 150 employees or more than one company, a time and materials fee of R1 060.00 (excl. VAT) per hour will apply, with a minimum charge of R5 300.00 (excl. VAT) per company.
  4. Please note that all the above charges exclude any time taken to apply for tax reference numbers on your behalf. This will be billed on a time and materials basis at R1 060.00 (excl. VAT).
  5. The above fees will apply to any bookings made before 31 October 2022. Booking requests received after this date will incur a fee of
    R7 950.00 (excl VAT).

All we’ll need from you, is a breakdown of the payments you made for PAYE, SDL and UIF for the months 1 March 2022 to 31 August 2022.

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 the August Mid-Year Tax Submission. (Wednesday, 28 September 2022)

RSA Employer Filing Season

Attend our Tax Workshop (virtual)

Attend this facilitator-led session where Melanie Esterhuizen 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. SARS provides updates on its 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.