Do I need to pay tax

People who pay income tax are generally individuals who earn an income e.g. from a salary, commission, fees, etc.
If you earn under R350 000 for a full year from one employer (that’s your total salary income before tax) and have no other sources of additional income (for example, interest or rental income) and no deductions that you want to claim (for example medical expenses, travel or retirement annuities), then you don’t need to submit a return.
Corporate tax includes tax paid by companies or close corporations, as well as trusts, on their annual income.
Most of the State's income is derived from Income Tax (personal and corporate tax), although nearly a third of total revenue from national government taxes comes from indirect taxes, primarily Value-Added Tax (VAT). For more information on who pays taxes, click here.
Tax Season 2017 now open on 1 July 2017, stay informed of the latest changes.
To learn more about tax, free tax education workshops are happening at most SARS branches across the country. In addition to the tax workshops, SARS offer mobile services in most provinces to help taxpayers with their tax. Click here for more information about tax workshops and the mobile unit services.

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Last Updated: 12/06/2017 10:56 AM     print this page
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