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My Business and Tax

What’s new?

  • 23 April 2021 – Enhancements to Tax Type Transfer Process and Payments

    The following functionality on eFiling has been enhanced:

    Manage Tax Types:

    • Registering new taxpayers/entities on an organisation’s portfolio
    • Activation/deactivation of specific tax types
    • Transfer of tax types between taxpayers, tax practitioners and registered representatives on eFiling
    • Approval of tax type activations or transfer requests by the taxpayer or registered representative for that tax type.


    • Allow payments that are still in an ‘awaiting authorization’ status to be cancelled.

  • 7 June 2021 – [email protected] version 7.1.2 was released

  • 6 May 2021 – [email protected] version 7.1.1 was released
  • 15 December 2020 – [email protected] version 7.1.0 was released

  • 11 December 2020 – Updated PAYE BRS Employer Reconciliation Version 19.5

    The correct validation for information code 4587 – Section 10(1)(o)(ii) exemption taken into account by the employer for PAYE purposes has been reinstated. In addition, the validation of source code 4102 – PAYE has been updated to be clear and concise.

  • 5 October 2020 – [email protected] version 7.0.9 was released
  • 1 June 2020 – Employers Filing season is now closed. It was open from 15 April to 31 May 2020. You may still submit, but please note that penalties may apply.

  • 18 May 2020 – [email protected] version 7.0.5 was released

    Introducing an updated EMP201 declaration to incorporate Covid-19 changes in legislation for SDL
    payment holidays
    • Adjustment to validation for source codes 7002 and 7005 to align with the SARS PAYE BRS, allowing
      but not expecting a zero balance under specified circumstances.
  • COVID-19 measures: Small Business relief: 
    • For Small Businesses in need of financial support during this difficult time, refer to the Debt Relief Finance Scheme offered by the Department of Small Business Development, click here.
  • 22 April 2020 – PAYE BRS for Employer Reconciliation (2020 release) version 19.02 was published.
    The PAYE BRS for Employer Reconciliation (2020 release) was updated with the requirements for the COVID-19 Tax Relief for ETI to enable employers to calculate the extended ETI.
  • 15 April 2020 – Employer Annual Reconciliation was open from 15 April and closed 31 May.
  • 11 November 2019 – See the latest on Third Party Appointments (AA88) here.

See the PAYE webpage for the timelines and latest BRS.

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