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1 September 2021 – Third Party Data Bi-Annual Submissions 2021: 1 September 2021 – 31 October 2021: Now Open! 

The SARS Third Party Data Bi-Annual Submissions process for the period 1 March 2021 – 31 August 2021 opens on 01 September 2021 and will close on 31 October 2021.

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

In this submissions period, we are implementing the updated IT3 business requirement specification (version 3.0.0-32) that is effective for reporting due 31 October 2021 onwards.

Our trade testing platform is now open, you may begin testing your files. 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 2021:

Data Type:​ Trade Testing Submission Period: Production Submission Period: ​Applicable Business Requirement Specification (BRS):
​IT3 (b, c, e, s) 1 – 17 September 2021



20 September 2021 – 31 October 2021



SARS External BRS_2020_IT3s_v3.0.0-32 (Nb. New Version!)
​Medical SARS External BRS Medical Scheme Contributions (MSC) v1.0.3
​Insurance SARS External BRS – Insurance Payments (INS) v1.0.3
​Automatic Exchange of Information (FATCA & CRS) SARS External BRS_2016_Automatic_Exchange _of Information_v_2_0_0-25

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.

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