SARS: Single Payment Reference Number

SARS: Single Payment Reference Number

Payroll / eTorQue, Tax

SARS has issued a notice with regards to the payment reference number relating to the EMP201 monthly return. The notice is copied verbatim from the SARS website.

A PRN will now be used for an entire period, including any revisions of the EMP201 submitted to SARS will be pre-populated on the Monthly Employer Declaration (EMP201). One PRN will be generated in the CCYYMM period format, meaning that there will no longer be multiple PRNs per period. The PRN for the specific period must be used when revising an EMP201. This 19 digit PRN is used to match the payment to the amounts declared on the EMP201.

The EMP201 and payment process provides employers with an easier and more effective means to managing their Pay-As-You-Earn (PAYE), Skills Development Levy (SDL), and Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) accounts as they are merely requested to use the PRN appearing when making a payment.

This notice can be accessed here.