IT3 Data Submission

What’s new?

  • 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 (Nb. New Version!)


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


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

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.

What must be done next?

Institutions planning to submit IT3(b), (c), (e), (s), Medical scheme contributions and Insurance payments data must:

Need more help?

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