SA Revenue Services (Sars) says it will relax validation rules for August 2020 (202008) Employer Interim Reconciliation on 19 September 2020.
Here is the statement from Sars:
Information Code 4587 – Section 10(1)(o)(ii) exemption taken into account by the employer for PAYE purposes : Relaxation of validation rules for August 2020 (202008) Employer Interim Reconciliation
SARS acknowledges concerns raised by payrolls that the application of the current validation rules for code 4587 may result in certain employers not being able to submit their interim IRP5/IT3(a) certificate information. These validation rules as specified in the SARS Business Requirements Specification: PAYE Employer Reconciliation (2020 Release) version 19.4 will be relaxed for the August 2020 Employer Interim Reconciliation submission.
The relaxation of the validation rules will be implemented during the weekend of 19 September 2020 and the affected employers are requested not to submit their Interim Reconciliation documents before Monday, 21 September 2020.
These validation rules will be reviewed and clearly defined to provide clarity. An updated SARS Business Requirements Specification: PAYE Employer Reconciliation (2020 Release) will be issued shortly and the amended validation rules will be implemented towards the end of 2020.