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    SARS announces 2011 Employer Filing Season

    SARS has announced the 2011 Employer Filing Season:
    04 April 2011 - 03 June 2011

    This is the information we have so far:
    http://www.sars.gov.za/Tools/Documen...p?FileID=66987

    The new version of SARS e@syFile that will need to be used for your submissions will be available on 04 April 2011.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pastel Payroll Consultant View Post
    The new version of SARS e@syFile that will need to be used for your submissions will be available on 04 April 2011.
    That was an interesting one. I got this message from SARS saying update, and then another a day later saying the fudge equivalent of "oops, we're not ready yet." It sounds like they're having an interesting time sorting out the new "income tax number for everyone" functionality.
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    The new Employer Filing Seasons commenced this Monday with the release of SARS e@syFile Version 4.2.6. Download it here:

    http://downloads.sarsefiling.co.za/e.../easyfile.html

    Be on the lookout though for any new e@syFile updates as we go along.

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    Have you tested it yet?

    Personally I'm waiting for the upcoming SARS workshop before tackling the mission this year.
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

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    Yes, I have, and it's a painful experience. I'd love to know if anyone else struggled with it.

    The shortcut on the desktop doesn't work:
    When I managed to get it to open, a message read: You are not connected, but you can work offline....OK" and then it threw me off when I clicked on OK).

    When I did manage to get in to the program, a big red block hidden way down on the bottom margin declares, Status: Disconnected. And there's no way apparent of getting connected.

    The Call Centre genius said I need to call an IT guy.

    How dare they waste our time and resources like this?

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    Hi guys,

    There's a new version of SARS e@syFile out. Version 4.3.0. Download it from: http://downloads.sarsefiling.co.za/e.../easyfile.html

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    Some quick updates on this:

    The latest version of e@syfile is now 4.3.2 - if you are having trouble connecting to the update server, try upgrading to the latest version (it helped me - I think it's a time-out setting issue).

    If you click the IT reg button for an employee and you get an error message about failed to connect/try again later, keep trying (after you've made sure you are connected to the internet of course ). It took me four attempts to get it to work with a couple of my employees.

    SARS seems really keen to help - they even called me to ask how this year's recon process is going. And after running through my issues were going to come out to see what was going wrong if I didn't come right after the version upgrade.

    How's everyone else going with the recon on e@syfile this year?
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

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    Don't even ask! What was the film Mission Impossible about? SARS?

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    It's starting to tick me off too. I've got two employees left that I just can't seem to be able to generate income tax numbers for. Tried synchronisation again this morning and got a message about them not being on record.

    Called the helpline and the phone just rang until it disconnected.

    Maybe Thursday or Friday SARS will get around to registering them and I will finally be able to submit the EMP501 return.
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave A View Post
    It's starting to tick me off too. I've got two employees left that I just can't seem to be able to generate income tax numbers for. Tried synchronisation again this morning and got a message about them not being on record.

    Called the helpline and the phone just rang until it disconnected.

    Maybe Thursday or Friday SARS will get around to registering them and I will finally be able to submit the EMP501 return.
    One of my clients had their payroll consultant there while I was at their offices today, and she was having the exact same problem - it's suspected that SARS server went down.
    The consultant was bitching like mad, apparently she has to go back to clients 3 or 4 times because of this problem as well as the constant release of new versions of e@syfile. and the clients get irritated with her because she has to keep billing for her time.

    Respect to the payroll consultants out there that deal with this on an ongoing basis.
    "If at first you don't succeed, do it like your mother told you."

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