Using a SARS Tax Calculator in 2023

SARS Tax Calculator in 2023

What is the use of a SARS Tax Calculator in 2023? It is nearing that time of the year again. SARS is knocking on our doors and we have to ensure that we have all of our ducks in a row and pay our Taxes for 2023. It can be daunting to calculate and make the necessary payments. The last thing one wants is to make the wrong calculations and underpay SARS. We all know that this can cause a chain reaction of complications, investigations, and problems. This is why it is so important to have the facts, and ensure that your calculations are correct and that you are not missing a beat! 

In this article, we will give a brief and simplified breakdown of what you can expect from the 2023 tax rates in South Africa. We will also discuss whether or not making use of a SARS tax calculator in 2023 is a smart move. 

What is the Tax Rate for 2023 in South Africa?

There are a plethora of taxations in South Africa; however, there are three categories to which you and/or your business will have to adhere to. These three categories consist of: 

  • Personal Income Tax: Every individual is required to pay income tax if they are under 65 years of age and earn above R91 250 annually. Between 65 and 75 individuals will be eligible to pay tax when annual earnings exceed R141 250. If an individual is older than 75, the threshold once again increases to R157 900. Once you are eligible to pay tax, there are a variety of brackets that one can fall under. The more you earn, the higher the percentage of payable tax becomes. The official SARS personal tax income table can be found here
  • Companies, Trusts, and SBCs: If your business is registered as a company, trust, or small business corporation (SBC) you will be eligible to pay tax. On or from the 31st of March 2023 these “entities” will be taxed at 27%. If you are still submitting your tax returns for the assessment of 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2023 the tax rate will still be at 28%. More on this can be found here.       
  • Corporate Income Tax: Corporate income tax (CIT) is required to be paid at three intervals within a year of assessment. The first payment will be six months after the start of the assessment year, the second payment will take place before or on the last day of the assessment year, and the third payment will be required six months after the end-of-year assessment. For assessment years ending on the 31st of March 2023, the CIT rate will be 27%. 

Making Use of a SARS Tax Calculator in 2023 for South Africa

There are a variety of 2023 tax calculators online that can be used to calculate your tax returns. It should however be noted that it is not advisable to make use of these tax calculators to calculate your final returns as there are many factors that determine the taxes payable to SARS. Rather, these calculators can be utilised to get a rough idea of what your tax returns will be so that you may make sure that you save enough money to be able to pay these figures when required. 

It is advisable to make use of a comprehensive payroll system to ensure that you have all of the data you will require to make accurate calculations and ensure that you are in fact, complying with the latest regulations. 

Contact PaySpace to find out more about how you can calculate your tax returns easily and accurately.