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VAT compliance solved with Sage

With VAT increasing to 15%, ensure your business is ready with VAT compliant software from Sage. From inaccurate calculations, to uncertainty around whether your business is SARS and VAT compliant—plenty can go wrong when processing your Tax Year End returns.

Sage is here to help you get your accounting and payroll right first time, every time, with feature-rich cloud and desktop solutions designed to solve all your accounting and payroll problems before they happen, reducing admin, ensuring SARS and VAT compliance and delivering a better experience for every single employee.

A SARS and VAT compliant solution for every business

Salary Tax Calculator

Get it right with our salary tax calculator

Please note: This calculator has been updated in accordance with the tax changes announced in the 2018 Budget Speech.

2018/2019 Tax Table

Rates of tax for individuals

Following the changes announced in the Budget Speech on 21 February 2018, the rates of tax outlined below will be effective 1 March 2018.

Taxable Income (R) Rates of tax (R)
0 - 195 850 18% of taxable income
195 851 - 305 850 35 253 + 26% of taxable income above
195 850
305 851 - 423 300 63 853 + 31% of taxable income above
305 850
423 301 - 555 600 100 263 + 36% of taxable income above
423 300
555 601 - 708 310 147 891 + 39% of taxable income above
555 600
708 311 - 1 500 000 207 448 + 41% of taxable income above
708 310
1 500 001 and above 532 041 + 45% of taxable income above
1 500 000

Tax Rebates:

Primary R14 067
Secondary (Persons 65 and older) R7 713
Tertiary (Persons 75 and older) R2 574

Age Thresholds:

Age Tax Threshold
Below age 65 R78 150
Age 65 to below 75 R121 000
Age 75 and over R135 300

Medical Aid Tax Credits:

Medical Aid Tax Credits
Main Member R310
First Dependent R310
Additional Dependents R209

Subsistence Allowance:

Subsistence Allowance (RSA)
Meals and Incidentals R416
Incidentals Only R128

Prescribed Rate Per Kilometre:

Prescribed Rate Per Kilometre
Increased from R3.55 to R3.61

Online travel logbook

Keep track of and consolidate your travel claims online with our SARS-compliant, travel logbook.

To get started, register or log in below; and don't forget to record your car's kilometre readout on 28 February 2018.

Build your business with these guides

Sage Tax Pocket Guide for 2018/2019

A complete reference guide covering legislative matters that affect the HR and payroll practitioner in South Africa.

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The quick start guide to VAT

Key facts about VAT for start-ups and small businesses

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