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How to calculate gross from net salary

Viola says:
29 March 2022 at 13:13

How do I calculate gross salary if given a net salary? The gross salary should include the UIF and PAYE per month? For example, if someone's net salary, that is the amount that goes into the bank account is R50000. 00, what is their gross, considering only two deductions, that is UIF and PAYE?

TaxTim TaxTim says:
29 March 2022 at 15:09

That is correct. For SA residents: "Gross income" means the total amount of worldwide income that you earned during the tax year, excluding income that is of a capital nature. Note that "income" is also money that is owed to you for work you performed, even if not paid to you yet - for example, payment for a service that you performed. Net pay is take-home pay. It refers to income after accounting for ie. retirement contributions, taxes, and so forth. Taxable income = total income (gross income - exempt income) - allowable deductions + taxable capital gains. Please see our blog on Exempt income is income that is not taxed e.g. local dividends and donations received. Taxable capital gains are the taxable portion of money derived from selling your possession, e.g. sale of your house. Please make use of our SARS income tax calculator and work backwards to get to the number you require.

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