The Taxberg
R 154,843
Net pay
R 3,351
Tax the employer pays
R 13,157
Tax you pay
Total tax paid
R 16,507
Did you know your employer also pays tax on your salary? It costs the employer R 3,351 to pay you R 168,000. 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.