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What Gross earnings/profit does the business have to earn before being laible for tax?

Posted 23 June 2015 under Tax Questions



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Doug says:
8 June 2015 at 15:51

What is the tax threshold for a business? What Gross earnings/profit does the business have to earn before being laible for tax?

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TaxTimTaxTim says:
8 June 2015 at 16:30

Can you provide more details about the business, however there is no threshold except for specific definitions of business and therefore 28%tax is due on every R1.


Doug says:
8 June 2015 at 16:33

Its an events company. Does 4 events per year. Makes aprroximately 200k earnings, and very little profit. Barely breaks even.

What percentage tax is liable? and is it liable on the gross profit or gross earnings?


TaxTimTaxTim says:
8 June 2015 at 16:36

Do you have more than 3 employees who are not related to the director in anyway?


Doug says:
8 June 2015 at 16:45

I have no employees. I run the events all on my own.


TaxTimTaxTim says:
8 June 2015 at 16:46

Then unfortunately you will be subject to 28% tax on every rand of profit earned.


Doug says:
8 June 2015 at 16:48

Ok, thnak you. You've been a great help.
If I had more than 3 employees, would that have made a difference?


TaxTimTaxTim says:
8 June 2015 at 17:03

Assuming your events company does not offer any services related to:

accounting, actuarial science, architecture, auctioneering, auditing, broadcasting, consulting, draftsmanship, education, engineering, financial service broking, health, information technology, journalism, law, management, real estate broking, research, sport, surveying, translation, valuation or veterinary science

then if you have 3 unconnected employees you would be allowed to be defined as a Small Business Corporation which would mean you would be subject to the tax as per the following schedule:

INCOME TAX: SMALL BUSINESS CORPORATIONS
Financial years ending on any date between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2016
Taxable Income (R)
Rate of Tax (R)
0 “ 73 650
0% of taxable income
73 651 “ 365 000
7% of taxable income above 73 650
365 001 “ 550 000
20 395 + 21% of taxable income above 365 000
550 001 and above
59 245 + 28% of the amount above 550 000


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