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IMPORTANT DEVELOPMENT – E-SIGNATURESMay 9, 2016
EMPLOYER ANNUAL RECONCILIATION – 2016 Tax Year
Your Employer Annual Reconciliation Declaration (EMP501), Employees Tax Certificates IRP5/IT3(a)’s, and where applicable, Tax Certificate Cancellation Declaration EMP601 for the period 1 March 2015 to 28 February 2016 must be submitted to SARS no later than 31 May 2016.
It is important to submit your EMP501 forms and to issue the IRP5/IT3 certificates to your employees on time as they will need the IRP5/IT3(a) certificates to file their own income tax returns during tax season, starting July 2016. There are 3 elements on the EMP501 that must reconcile for the reconciliation submission to be successful. These are:
• Monthly Employer Declarations EMP201’s reflecting your monthly PAYE, UIF and SDL;
• Payments made (excluding penalties and interest paid); and
• Employees Tax Certificates IRP5/IT3(a)’s generated.
It is vital that all employers meet the deadlines set out by SARS as non-compliance will incur penalties.
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