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Are investment funds still taxed at marginal rates for early retirees?

Posted 2 June 2014 under Tax Q&A


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If I retire before the age of 65, using only investment income from interest earned on funds saved in the bank, would I still pay tax at the existing marginal rates? Or, would I qualify for a lower tax rate?

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TaxTim TaxTim says:
2 June 2014 at 20:34

Under the age of 65 entitles you to a R23 800 investment income exemption on interest before you use the tax threshold which for 2014 is R70 700 per annum. So basically you will have R94 500 tax free income before you start paying tax if it is only interest.


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