South Africa Income Tax Rates and Personal Allowances in 2021

The Income tax rates and personal allowances in South Africa are updated annually with new tax tables published for Resident and Non-resident taxpayers. The Tax tables below include the tax rates, thresholds and allowances included in the South Africa Tax Calculator 2021.

South Africa Residents Income Tax Tables in 2021: Income Tax Rates and Thresholds (Annual)
Tax RateTaxable Income Threshold
18%Income from R0.00to R205,900.00
26%Income from R205,900.00 to R321,600.00
31%Income from R321,600.00 to R445,100.00
36%Income from R445,100.00 to R584,200.00
39%Income from R584,200.00 to R744,800.00
41%Income from R744,800.00 to R1,577,300.00
45%Income from R1,577,300.00 and above

Income Tax in South Africa in 2021

Taxes, including personal income tax, expenses and limitations are reviewed by the Government in South Africa periodically and typically updated each year. Not that not all tax rates and thresholds in South Africa change annually, alterations to tax policy to support strategic economic growth in South Africa mean that the certain areas may be focused on to provide specific tax relief in South Africa or support growth in certain areas (overseas invstment in South Africa for example may mean reduced non-resident income tax rates in South Africa for a period).

When tax policy in South Africa changes, the resultant tax tables also change. Tax tables in South Africa are simply a list of the relevent tax rates, fixed amounts and / or threholds used in the computation of tax in South Africa, the South Africa tax tables also include specific notes and guidance on the validity of scenarios (for example, qualifying criterea for specific tax relief / allowances) and notes of the calculation of phaseout of specific tax elements within each taxation group (dividends and corporation tax thresholds in South Africa for example).

South Africa Tax Tables may also be referred to as South Africa Tax Slabs, South Africa personal allowances and tax thresholds or South Africa business tax rates. They all refer to the tax tables, whether in whole or as specific sections/categories of the tax tables therein. In the section, we publish all 2021 tax rates and thresholds used within the 2021 South Africa Salary Calculator. This means that if you are aware of a 2021 tax exemption or 2021 tax allowance in South Africa that you are entitled too BUT it isn't listed here, that we don't allow for it in this version of the South Africa Salary Calculator. This is simply because we updated our tax calculators based on user feedback, we tailor the South Africa Salary Calculator to suit our users needs. Our aim is to keep tax calculations in South Africa simple, we achieve this my making the South Africa tax calculators relevent to our community's needs, this includes you. So, if you would like a new 2021 tax rates, allowance or threshold adding (or perhaps updating), or if you notice an error in our 2021 tax calculations, simply contact us and we will adjust the tool.

Choose a specific income tax year to see the South Africa income tax rates and personal allowances used in the associated income tax calculator for the same tax year.