IT3 data submissions

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15 September  2020 – ALERT! THIRD PARTY DATA BI-ANNUAL SUBMISSIONS: 15 September 2020 – 31 October 2020: OPEN

The SARS Third Party Data Bi-Annual Submissions process for the period 1 March 2020 – 31 August 2020 opens on 01 September 2020 and will close on 31 October 2020. Submissions in respect of data files and declarations for the various reportable data types as detailed per Table 1 are now due.

You are encouraged to make your submissions well ahead of the due date to avoid last minute challenges and potential submission delays. Should you require assistance or experience any challenges while making your submissions, you are welcome to contact us by emailing SARS Third Party Data Support ([email protected]).

Table 1:  Third Party Data Bi-Annual Submission Dates:

Data Type:​
Trade Test Platform Go-Live:
Production Submissions:
Applicable Business Requirement Specification (BRS):
​IT3 (b, c, e, s)
01 September 2020
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15 September 2020 –
31 October 2020

Data submission due dates

  • For the six month period 1 March to 31 August – by 31 October
  • For the full year 1 March to 28/29 February – by 31 May.

Data submission and correction of submitted data

A maximum of 20 IT3(b), IT3(c), IT3(e), IT3(s) certificates can now be submitted on the IT3-01 form using eFiling.
Should you need to make a correction, data submissions can be revised on the channel initially used.
Top Tip: Please remember when revising your data submitted on the IT3-01 form; ensure that the record status field is selected as either “Correction” or “Deletion” across the sections of the form.

What are data submissions?

Institutions can submit IT3(b), IT3(c), IT3(e),IT3(s), Medical Scheme Contributions and Insurance Payments data types. These certificates are submitted for:
  • IT3(b) certificates report interest income from investments, rental income, dividends, royalties and other income that was due, paid or accrued to account holders. The IT3(b) has been updated to include the Withholding Tax on Interest (WTI) information. For more information, see Withholding Tax on Interest (WTI).
  • IT3(c) certificates report payments like proceeds from the sale of unit trusts and other financial instruments
  • IT3(e) certificates report income received by or accrued to clients from the sale or shipment of livestock, produce, timber, ores, minerals and precious stones. Bonuses and interest paid or accrued to the members of co-operative societies or companies are also be reported on an IT3(e) certificate.
  • IT3(s) certificates which reports on the Tax Free Savings/Investments. For more information, see Tax Free Investment Accounts.
  • Medical Scheme Contributions report on member and other demographics, contributions made by employers and employees towards a medical scheme as well as on benefits not covered, interest and refunds.
  • Insurance Payments report on member and other demographics and contributions made by members towards insurance.
The File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is currently used to submit this data according to the file layout requirements specified. The file layout will be submitted on the Direct Data Flow channel which is available on the Modernised 3rd Party Data Platform page.

What must be done next?

Institutions planning to submit IT3(b), (c), (e), (s), Medical scheme contributions and Insurance payments data must:
  • Make sure the latest relevant BRS, which defines the data requirements, is used.
    Develop and update source systems in line with the applicable channel and the supporting data requirements as per the relevant BRS.

Need more help?

Should you need more help, please send an email to 3rd Party Data Support [email protected].

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