PAYE Annual Reconciliation – Tax year 1 March 2023 – 29 February 2024

Apr 17, 2024 | Taxation Blog

The Annual Reconciliation Declaration (EMP501) submission period has opened on 1 April 2024 with the final submission deadline being 31 May 2024.

The employee data that must be submitted by 31 May 2024 should cover the transaction period 1 March 2023 to 28 February 2024, for the Monthly Employer Declarations submitted, payments made and IRP5/IT3(a)s generated. The payroll data reconciles the amounts of tax the employer deducted from the taxable remuneration of each of its employees together with what amount of tax the employer has paid to SARS on behalf of the employees. It also records other allowances that an employer pays to an employee as part of their remuneration benefits.

Employers are urged to submit all outstanding monthly declarations (EMP201) prior to the submission of the annual reconciliations (EMP501) to avoid the reconciliation from being declined by SARS.

Companies that fail to submit this reconciliation on time will become liable for late submission penalties of up to 10% of the value of their annual PAYE liability.

Employers who willfully and negligently fail to submit their EMP201 and EMP501 returns to SARS are guilty of an offence and are liable (upon conviction) to a fine or imprisonment for a period of up to 2 years!

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Juanita Roman | Associate


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