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Do I have to pay tax if I earn R6000 basic commission?

Posted 30 September 2015 under Tax Questions


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Zee says:
27 September 2015 at 21:09

Hi, I would like to know how do I get taxed if I get paid a basic salary and commission? My basic is R6000 and get commission of 10% on each services after I have made over R10 000. Please help!

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TaxTimTaxTim says:
28 September 2015 at 10:39

Does your employer not withhold any PAYE each month?


Zee says:
28 September 2015 at 10:49

He does but now am confused because it changes every month. Isn't he suppose to tax my salary not my commission?


TaxTimTaxTim says:
28 September 2015 at 11:35

Commission is taxed and as your commission changes each month so will the tax. If you like you can apply for a tax directive from SARS so he deducts the same amount each month. Otherwise it is acceptable what he is doing.


Zee says:
28 September 2015 at 11:43

I wanna understand you correctly. I get taxed twice - on my basic salary and commission as well?


TaxTimTaxTim says:
28 September 2015 at 11:47

You get taxed on your total earnings so you are not taxed twice, just on your income in total.


Zee says:
28 September 2015 at 11:51

This month I got taxed on my commission on its own and still waiting for my payslip to have proof. Didn't receive my payslip from last month and just started working for this guy and something just doesn't add up. I need to get my facts right before I confront him.

I don't get paid R13 000 but that was what I brought in for the company because was out of work for 2 weeks I was sick. So they taxed me as if I earn that much.


TaxTimTaxTim says:
28 September 2015 at 12:18

They need to only tax on you on what you earned, you must go back and ask why are they taxing you on R13000.


Zee says:
28 September 2015 at 12:26

Thank you will definitely ask tomorrow when I get to work.


TaxTimTaxTim says:
29 September 2015 at 8:49

Glad we could assist!


Zee says:
30 September 2015 at 11:17

Morning... I have another question. Does SARS tax me on each an every treatment that I do at work? I am a spa therapist so I do beauty treatments. Then I get taxed again my on my salary,that's what my manager told me. Am really confused. My commission this month it's R4,071.25 and my basic it's R6000 please help me calculate how much was I suppose to pay for my tax.


TaxTimTaxTim says:
30 September 2015 at 21:28

You get taxed each month on all the money you earned so add up your commission and your salary and then use the SARS income tax calculator to work out how much tax you were supposed to pay.


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