Home » Latest News » 

Advancement in requesting the SARS certificate for Third Party Data submission

Advancement in requesting the SARS certificate for Third Party Data submission

19 March 2024 – As part of the third-party data submission process, third-party entities are issued annually upon request, a SARS security certificate which forms part of their enrolment and activation process. The SARS security certificate allows SARS to validate and process high-volume data files received from third-party entities during their data file submissions via Connect: Direct™ technology (CD) and Secure Web: https (SFG).

However, since SARS no longer supports browsers that were identified as posing security and risk-related issues, this made it difficult for many third-party entities to request and renew their security certificates. Additionally, this was disadvantageous to the third-party data submission process as new entities could not easily enrol and renew expired certificates.

To address this, a solution was developed to enable third-party entities to enrol and activate their preferred channels of submission via eFiling. Following the completion of the enrolment and activation, a security certificate that contains information about the certificate’s owner along with public and private keys will be issued, and only then will third-party entities be allowed to send their data files to SARS via CD and SFG.

Any queries relating to the third-party data submission process should be referred to the third-party data unit via the following email address: [email protected].

The following guides relating to third-party data submission has been updated and are available on the SARS website:

Share this page on:
Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Email
Print