SARS Notice: Trade Testing of the Tax Directive Enhancements
SARS are in the process of enhancing their tax directive systems and are asking for employers and tax practitioners to help to with the testing of the changes.
The new processes should not impact on payroll systems, but payroll suppliers in their capacity as employers are welcome to join the testing.
As you can see from the notice below, the roll-out date of the enhancements is scheduled for April 2023 which will mean that the testing window will probably be in February and March 2023.
TAX DIRECTIVES: TRADE TESTING DATES AND SOFTWARE IMPLEMENTATION
SARS will introduce enhancements to the Tax Directives process as indicated in the IBIR-006 Tax Directives Interface Specification Version 6.501. The trade testing dates are still to be confirmed and the implementation of the software is planned for implementation in April 2023. You will receive communication with regards to the exact dates for trade testing and the implementation date closer to the time.
The Tax Directives Interface Specification is available on the SARS website www.sars.gov.za and you are encouraged to review it prior to testing.
Please follow these steps to submit test files:
Step 1: Before testing can commence, you will need to email 10 taxpayer reference numbers to firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure the numbers are active. In the email subject line, use “Tax reference numbers for Trade Testing”. A maximum of 10 taxpayer reference numbers will be allowed.
Step 2: You will be notified via the same email address to confirm when testing may commence.
For trade testing queries please email email@example.com
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Chairman Payroll Authors Group of South Africa
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