South African Tax Spreadsheet Calculator 2018/ 2019

South African Tax Spreadsheet Calculator 2018-2019As per the Budget Presentation of Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba on the 21st February 2018, adjacent  the tax tables for South Africa for 2018/ 2019. Lower down you can download the South African Tax Spreadsheet Calculator 2018/ 2019 to compare this year to previous years.

Comment: The real issue is the increase in VAT from 14% to 15%. Fairer but it still hurts. If you have not received an increase and your salary is the same as last year, you actually have some tax savings

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See what the calculator can do below


How the South African Tax Spreadsheet Calculator 2018/ 2019 works

When you receive the spreadsheet download, you need to choose your age (for the relevant rebate) and enter your estimated salary for the current year as shown below.

South African Tax Spreadsheet Calculator 2016/ 2017
South African Tax Spreadsheet Calculator 2016/ 2017

For comparison purposes we have left in previous years tax calculations. You can either use the same salary as this year to see like on like impact on your earnings, or put in your actual salaries in those years.

Below the inputs you will see the results as shown below. It shows the breakdown by the various tax types, i.e. the fixed portion, the variable portion and the rebate allowed. At the bottom we have shown the effective tax rate and what it means on a monthly basis. Also shown are the previous years and the cells will change colour depending on whether it is good (green) or bad (reddish) for you.

South African Tax Spreadsheet Calculator 2016/ 2017
South African Tax Spreadsheet Calculator 2016/ 2017

Salary/ Dividends Mix Optimisation

Underneath the salary tax calculations (as per below) is a calculation to determine, where you have a company, what the correct mix of salary and dividends should be to give you the most effective tax rate.

You need to enter your company profit excluding your salary (1 below). Your salary is assumed to be the one you capture in the salary portion for the current year (2 below) so you do not need to enter it.

The spreadsheet then calculations the company tax and dividends withholding tax you need to pay and combines all three (PAYE, company tax and DWT) to determine your effective tax rate on your company profits.

In the adjacent section of the spreadsheet (after you press the F9 key) you will see at what level of salary your salary/ company tax is most efficient.

South African Tax Spreadsheet Calculator 2016/ 2017
South African Tax Spreadsheet Calculator 2016/ 2017

To download the Tax Calculators subscribe to our Free Tips and Tricks Newsletter at the bottom of this page. On the Thank You page (a bit lower down) your will find the file. You are welcome to unsubscribe if we can’t help you but we guarantee that the Excel tips and tricks we provide will save you hours in your normal workday.