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2014 Annual Employer Filing Season

The 2014 Employer Filing Season opens on 01 April 2014. Ensure you reconcile and submit your PAYE, SDL and UIF contributions for the period of 01 March 2013 to 28 February 2014 before submission season closes on 31 May 2014. Failure to submit, late or inaccurate submissions or reconciliations that do not balance, will incur penalties imposed by SARS.

Employer Filing Season Dates: 01 April 2013 – 31 May 2013

Note to all businesses

Your submissions will be a breeze if you use our automated payroll solutions, where you will only need to capture employees’ information and their payslips. No manual calculations are required! Furthermore, our software comes standard with an EMP501 report and full custom report writer. Click here to view our range of software solutions.

What you need to know about this Employer Filing Season.

Simply follow the steps below to ensure an accurate and timeous submission.

  1. Use the latest version of e@syFile™ Employer software. In order to submit your PAYE Reconciliation and Employee Tax Certificates, please ensure you are on the latest SARS e@syFile version. To download the latest version, click here or visit It is critical that companies download and install this software before conducting their PAYE, SDL and UIF Reconciliations to ensure accuracy and compliance with SARS requirements.

    Note: It is important to always backup your current information on your computer prior to installing a new version of e@syFile™ Employer, as the installation may delete the current information. Please note that any information submitted using a previous version will not be accepted by SARS.

  2. Import the electronic IRP5/IT3(a) CSV files from your Sage Pastel Payroll & HR Software into the e@syFile™ Employer software.
  3. Reconcile your EMP501. Kindly remember to utilise the EMP501 Reconciliation Report within your Sage Pastel Payroll & HR Software to complete your PAYE, SDL and UIF Reconciliation Declaration on SARS e@syFile. This will save your business considerable time and cost compared to manual calculation and capturing.
  4. Submit before 31 May 2014. Submit your completed EMP501 and IRP5/IT3(a) before 31 May 2014. The earlier you submit, the more time you will have to rectify any reconciliation problems.

Latest Sage Pastel Payroll & HR Software Update

Sage Pastel Payroll & HR 2015 Update 1 is available and can be downloaded as a Frictionless Update. If your current installation of Sage Pastel Payroll & HR does not have an active internet connection to detect and download upgrades, click here to download the software.

Attend our SARS e@syFile Workshop

Attend our hands-on, 3-hour SARS e@syFile Annual Submissions Workshop and ensure you are up-to-date with the requirements for the 2014/2015 Tax Certificate Submissions. Click here for more.

Book an on-site Consultant

To book an on-site Consultant to ensure that you accurately submit your PAYE, SDL and UIF reconciliations by 31 May 2014, contact your Sage Pastel Partner Payroll Certified Installer.
Alternatively, contact us directly on +27 11 304 4340 or email us at Click here to book.

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Please contact our Support Call Centre during the operating hours listed below. Alternatively, contact your Sage Pastel Payroll & HR Certified Installer directly.

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