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South Africa Individual - Taxes on personal income

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South African residents are taxed on their worldwide income. Credit is granted in South Africa for foreign taxes paid. Non-residents are taxed on their South African sourced income. The same rates of tax are applicable to both residents and non-residents.

Progressive tax rates apply for individuals. The rates for the tax year commencing on 1 March 2019 and ending on 29 February 2020 are as follows:

Personal income tax rates

Income (ZAR) Tax on column 1 (ZAR) Tax on excess (%)
0 to 195,850 0 18
195,851 to 305,850 35,253 26
305,851 to 423,300 63,853 31
423,301 to 555,600 100,263 36
555,601 to 708,310 147,891 39
708,311 to 1,500,000 207,448 41
1,500,001 and above 532,041 45

Local income taxes

There are no local income taxes in South Africa.


Last Reviewed - 20 March 2019

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