IT3 Data Submission

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  • 28 November 2022 – IT3(t): Call for testers

Pursuant to the various engagements during recent months, kindly see the  finalised BRS in relation to the Trust data requirements – SARS External BRS 2022 IT3s v40.0T-9.

As per the discussions, you will be aware that it was indicated that the IT3(t) will follow an end-September submission date. This information will still be gazetted in due course.

Considering that the implementation and production of these changes are already scheduled for April 2023, we are calling for volunteers to assist with SARS during the testing phase, which is planned for March to April 2023.

  • 10 November 2022 – ALERT: Interruption to SARS Third Party Data production platforms on 11 November 2022

    Please note that the Production platforms for both Secure File Gateway and Connect:Direct will be temporarily offline for planned maintenance from 18:00, Secure File Gateway – 16 hours and Connect Direct – 2 hours on Friday 11 November 2022. Please do not submit any files in the Production environment during this time, as they will not be processed.

  • 28 October 2022 – FINAL Reminder – Monday (31 October 2022) is the deadline to submit annual Third Party Data Returns

    Third Party Data Returns are due on Monday, 31 October 2022, that includes the associated data files and correlating declarations [Data Types: IT3(b), IT3(c), IT3(s), MED, INS].

    Important to note, submissions are not complete until declarations are submitted via eFiling that ensures your data files are reconciled via the respective Third Party Data Returns.

    Third Party Data Providers are urged to make timely submissions, as incomplete, late or non-submissions may be liable for penalties and would impact your respective clients.

    It is encouraging to convey that 88% of the required Third Party Data submissions have been receipted.  

    We would like to thank those Third Party Data Providers that made their submissions well in advance of the due date.

    Should you experience any challenges while making your submissions, you are welcome to contact us by emailing SARS Third Party Data Support ([email protected]).

  •  7 October 2022 – ALERT: Interruption to SARS Third Party Data production platforms 08 October 2022

Please note that the Production platforms for both Secure File Gateway and Connect:Direct will be temporarily offline for planned maintenance between 03:00 and 05:00 on Saturday 08 October 2022. Please do not submit any files in the Production environment during this time, as they will not be processed.

  • 22 September 2022 – ALERT: Interruption to SARS Third Party Data production platforms 24 September 2022

Please note that the Production platforms for both Secure File Gateway and Connect:Direct will be temporarily offline for planned maintenance between 03:00 and 07:00 on Saturday 24 September 2022. Please do not submit any files in the Production environment during this time, as they will not be processed.

  • 31 August 2022 – THIRD PARTY DATA Bi-ANNUAL SUBMISSIONS 2023: 01 March 2022 – 31 August 2022:

The SARS Third Party Data Bi-Annual Submissions process for the period 1 March 2022 – 31 August 2022 opens on 01 September 2022 and will close on 31 October 2022.

Submissions in respect of data files and declarations of the various reportable data types as detailed per Table 1.

We highly recommend the use of the trade testing window to appropriately validated and check you file structures comply to the required standards. 

Table 1: Bi-Annual Submissions Timelines 2023:

Data Type:

Trade Testing Submission Period:

Production Submission Period:

Applicable Business Requirement Specification (BRS):

IT3 (b, c, e, s)

1 – 15 Sep 2022

16 Sep 2022 – 31 Oct 2022

SARS External BRS_2020_IT3s_v3.0.0-32 

Medical

SARS External BRS Medical Scheme Contributions (MSC) v1.0.3

Insurance

SARS External BRS – Insurance Payments (INS) v1.0.3

IT3 (t) including IT3 (b, c, e, s)

27 Mar – 21 Apr 2023

Early adopters may submit production data from May 2023

SARS External BRS 2022 IT3s v40.0T-9

Should you experience any challenges while making your submissions, you are welcome to contact us by emailing SARS Third Party Data Support ([email protected]).

Please follow the SARS Third Party Data Submissions Platform webpage to be kept up to date on changes and communication in relation to SARS 3rd Party Data.

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:   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.

Need more help?

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

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