Tables of Interest Rates
Interest rates charged in terms of the legislation administered by SARS are split into three main categories, i.e. -
interest charged on outstanding taxes, duties and levies and those payable in respect of refunds of tax on successful appeals and certain delayed refunds
interest payable on credit amounts (overpayment of provisional tax) in terms of section 89quat(4) of the Income Tax Act, 1962
interest applicable to a loan denominated in the currency of the Republic, as described in paragraph (a) of the definition of 'official rate of interest' in paragraph 1 of the Seventh Schedule to the Income Tax Act, 1962
For ease of reference, the tables of interest rates are given below in three separate documents, numbered according to the three main categories, i.e. the first group of interest rates can be found in Table 1.
Interest rates on outstanding taxes and interest rates payable on certain refunds of tax – updated on 3 February 2016
Interest rates payable on credit amounts – updated on 18 February 2016
Rates at which interest-free or low interest loans are subject to income tax – updated on 22 March 2016
* The South African Reserve Bank changed the "repo rate" on 17 March 2016.