The Taxberg
R 79
Net pay
R 2
Tax the employer pays
R 7
Tax you pay
Total tax paid
R 8
Did you know your employer also pays tax on your salary? It costs the employer R 2 to pay you R 86. In other words, every time you spend R 10 of your hard-earned money, R 0.98 goes to the government.
Real tax rate
So, with you and the employer both paying tax, what used to be a 7.8% tax rate now rises to 9.6%, meaning your real tax rate is actually 1.8% higher than what it seemed at first.