31 July 2023 – SARS will again provide you an opportunity to test the updated e@syFile™ Employer build before the formal release in mid-September 2023 for the Employer Interim Reconciliation.
The updated e@syFile™ Employer BETA version with enhanced features for download will be released to you on 14 August 2023. See the Business Requirements Specification here – SARS_PAYE_BRS – PAYE Employer Reconciliation_V22.1.1 for the Employer Interim Reconciliation submission period 202308.
During the testing period from 14 August 2023 to 6 September 2023, all online functionality will be disabled to prevent the incorrect submission of test data into the production environment. This means the application will default to offline mode. Certain menu options will also be disabled as a precautionary measure.
Enhancements will include:
- Minor amendments to source code validations.
- A separate read-only IRP5/IT3(a) certificate that can be issued to employees.
You will be provided with a link in a follow up letter which will allow you access for testing purposes. Please note that this link is confidential and only available to selected individuals. In order to maintain its confidentiality, please exercise caution and do not share it with others.
SARS will analyse the feedback from the external testers during the test cycle. Please nominate a contact person to act as liaison and provide the person’s contact details to SARS.
Your consolidated feedback should be sent daily to the following persons:
Michelle Welgemoed ([email protected]) and Charlene Hoosen ([email protected]) who will log it with the relevant SARS development team to update the software. SARS will use the feedback to determine the frequency at which updated versions of the test software will be released, where necessary.
Thank you for assisting SARS with the testing of the application.