14 October 2016 - ETI validation rules for Employer Interim Reconciliation and correction of 201702 submissionsThe Pay-As-You-Earn (PAYE) interim reconciliation submission period closed on 31 October 2016. Some employers may have experienced Employment Tax Incentive (ETI) validation errors when submitting their Employer Reconciliation Declaration (EMP501) to SARS. For guidance on how to resolve the recently encountered validation errors, click here
What is it?
SARS has developed free software linked to eFiling called e@syFile™.e@syFile™ was designed to help taxpayers (who are employers or payroll administrators) working with SARS to quickly, easily and conveniently manage their tax affairs.
Top Tip: The latest e@syFile™ release notes is version 6.7.2.
Top Tip: Current information must always be backed-up on your computer prior to installing the latest version, as the installation may delete your current information. Any beta test version downloaded must be uninstalled prior to installing the latest version of e@syFile™.
Top Tip: Ensure that the import file is aligned to the requirements in the latest BRS prior to importing the file to avoid rework.
The latest version of e@syFile™ must always be used as any information submitted to SARS using a previous version won’t be accepted. You will automatically be prompted to update when accessing e@syFile™ or visit eFiling to download the latest version.
Do you experience any issues with e@syFile™?
See a complete list of our e@syFile FAQ's.
Currently there are two software applications available:
1. e@SYFILE™ EMPLOYER
e@syFile™ Employer allows employers and/or payroll administrators to:
Complete, submit and revise (if necessary) the Monthly Employer Declaration (EMP201)
Complete, submit and revise the Employer Reconciliation Declaration (EMP501)
Manage the Employer Account
Manage Third Party Appointments (AA88s)
Register employees using the Income Tax Registration (ITREG) function.
Top Tip: The latest Release Notes tells you about the changes which have been made in the software.
2. e@syFile™ DIVIDENDS TAX
e@syFile™ Dividends Tax allows Dividends Declarants and Regulated Intermediaries to submit dividend transaction data and complete declarations offline on the computer and then send these to SARS via eFiling. e@syFile™ Dividends Tax can be downloaded and the importing and validating of declarations can be done offline. You only go online when you are ready to submit to SARS. Top Tip: The latest Release Notes tells you about the changes which have been made in the software.