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How do I Import the Live Run IRP5 into SARS e@syFile?

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This article is a guide on how to import the Live Run into e@syFile


In e@syFile, click on Import/Export Payroll File

  • Click on Import Payroll File
  • Click on OK
  • Browse to where you saved the test IRP5 file and then click on Open
  • SARS e@syFile will validate the file
  • A message should display indicating that the file passed validations
  • If it passed with warnings, it means that:
  • You will be able to submit, but;

You may be liable to pay a penalty to SARS for outstanding information.

  • You will be prompted to confirm that are sure you would like to import the file, select Yes
  • You will receive a message stating that the file has been successfully imported, click on OK

To check for errors in SARS e@syFile, click on:

  • Utilities
  • Import Payroll File Log
  • The Failed tab will indicate the errors which are preventing the file from importing successfully
  • These errors must be corrected in payroll system
  • The Live Run file must be exported again and re-imported into SARS e@syFile.

CAUTION: The Warnings tab will indicate items that might cause penalties. 

NOTE: You will be required to complete your declaration, which includes your EMP201 values (PAYE,SDL,UIF and ETI) and submit online to SARS.

Your can refer to the following SARS guide (e@syFile Employer User Guide) for more information.