FSS end-of-year submission

Daniel Galea St John
Daniel Galea St John
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As we head into the new year, all employers with an active PE number will be required to submit their end-of-year documents to the Commissioner for Revenue (CFR). While some might view this as an onerous task, Talexio aims to make this as easy a task as possible. Keep on reading for a step-by-step guide on how to do this. 


You will require the Manage Payroll permission to generate the End of Year documents.

Manual submission

If you will be submitting more than 9 FS3 forms then you will need to submit the files via the CFR’s online portal. Employers submitting 9 FS3 forms or less have the option to either submit the files electronically, or to send them by post to the following address:

          Office of the Commissioner for Revenue
          FSS Section, Tiġrija Palazz Level 0
          Republic Street,
          Victoria VCT1015

Online submission

Before submitting these files, you need to ensure that the following is in place:

  1. All your employees who have featured in at least one payroll in 2023 (and thus have an FS3 with your company) have a valid ID card number, residence card number or tax number saved in their profile under their details section.

  2. All your employees who have featured in at least one payroll in 2023 (and thus have an FS3 with your company) have a valid Social Security number saved in their profile under their details section (employment field). 

  3. Each employee’s name and surname are in line with those on their ID card/residence card. 

  4. All payrolls for the year are locked and each payroll is assigned to an FS5 (for more information on this, click here). 

  5. Make sure that the company's reporting details are filled in. For more information on this, click here.

Generating the End-of-Year documents

In the Payroll section, click on three dots and End-of-year wizard: 

Now go through the following five steps:

Testing your submission

You also may test your end of year documents for any errors by means of the FSS e-filing sheet provided by the CFR. Click on this link to access it. This will download an Excel spreadsheet. Here, you will be able to log in with your company's PE number and your E-ID (ID card number and E-ID password) by clicking on 'Personalise'. After inputting these details, the FS7 in the sheet will automatically populate (on the basis of the FS5s previously submitted to the CFR for this year). 
You will then need to navigate to the second and third tabs of the sheet.


Here you will be able to upload your F3 and SSC files respectively:
Once loaded, you will be able to see the data in these files, and you will be able to identify any mistakes (such as incorrect ID card numbers or employee names) and fix them through the sheet. Once fixed, you can click on 'Export FS3/SSC file' to generate the updated file. This can then be reuploaded to the CFR online portal. 

Please note that any changes done through this sheet must then be fixed on Talexio. Alternatively, you may use this sheet to identify the errors, then fix them directly on Talexio and re-generated the F3/SSC files from the end-of-year wizard again. 

Once the test on the CFR portal yields zero errors, you are ready to submit the files. Click on the submit button.

Congratulations, you have now closed off the year!