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Tax on pension fund employee and employer contribution

Posted 23 September 2015 under Tax Questions


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Lilah says:
23 September 2015 at 12:54

If my gross salary is R14000. And the employer now decides to join a pension fund and will contribute 5% and the other 5% will be a deduction from the employee. How much is the taxable income now?
Does it stay R14000 since the R700 now becomes part of the employees income and will be deducted before tax? and the employees contribution is just a normal deduction and not tax deductible?

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TaxTimTaxTim says:
23 September 2015 at 17:17

It depends on what the company wishes to do in terms of the Cost to Company. However if the R14 000 is the CTC then the R700 will come off that and you will be taxed on R13 300 as the employer contribution is not taxable at present.


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