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Do I pay tax and how much do I pay?

Posted 8 May 2013 under Tax Q&A


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Im originally not South African but I have a work permit and just got a permanent job paying me R7000 per month. Am I to pay income tax on my salary and if so how much and how do I apply as a first time tax payer. Thanks so much

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TaxTim TaxTim says:
8 May 2013 at 13:04

In order to calculate how much tax you pay click on this link and enter in the monthly amount which will show you exactly how much PAYE gets deducted each month.

PAYE calculator

Anthony says:
8 May 2013 at 15:24

Thanks Tim.

I see a UIF is deducted from my salary every month, what's that about? Whats the difference between UIF and PAYE tax?
If I must pay tax, how do I apply for tax as a first timer?

Thanks you so much for your assistance

TaxTim TaxTim says:
8 May 2013 at 23:42

UIF is Unemployment Insurance which is in the event you lose your job and need to earn a part of your salary from the state. PAYE is the income tax on your earnings. UIF is 1% of your Gross Salary and must get taken off. If you need to apply for a tax number then follow these instructions - Obtain a SARS Tax Number


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