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Botswana Personal Income Tax Tables 2021

Botswana Personal Income Tax Tables 2021

The Honourable Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Dr. Thapelo Matsheka presented the 2021/2022 Budget Proposals to the National Assembly on the 1st of February 2021. The Minister announced tax changes to raise the zero-rate threshold for individual taxpayers from P36 000.00 to P48 000.00 with effect from 1 July 2021.

Click here for the Budget Speech.

Click here for the Income Tax Act.

Botswana Personal Income Tax Tables 2021

The Personal Income Tax Tables have been implemented effective 1 July 2021.

Personal Income Tax Brackets for Residents

Lower Income Limit Upper Income Limit Income Threshold Marginal Rate Tax on Threshold
0.00 48 000.00 0.00 0.00% 0.00
48 000.00 84 000.00 48 000.00 5.00% 0.00
84 000.00 120 000.00 84 000.00 12.50% 1 800.00
120 000.00 156 000.00 120 000.00 18.75% 6 300.00
156 000.00 999 999 9999.00 156 000.00 25.00% 13 050.00

Personal Income Tax Brackets for Non-Residents

Lower Income Limit Upper Income Limit Income Threshold Marginal Rate Tax on Threshold
0.00 84 000.00 0.00 5.00% 0.00
84 000.00 120 000.00 84 000.00 12.50% 4 200.00
120 000.00 156 000.00 120 000.00 18.75% 8 700.00
156 000.00 999 999 9999.00 156 000.00 25.00% 15 450.00

Impact of Botswana Personal Income Tax Tables 2021 on payroll:

  • These changes have been implemented on the system effective 01 July 2021.
  • Customer payrolls wanting to apply the resident income tax tables should attach employees to the ‘Resident Employment’ tax status.
  • Customer payrolls wanting to apply the non-resident income tax tables should attach employees to the ‘Non-Resident Employment’ tax status.
  • No other Statutory changes have been announced.

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