The Taxberg
R 2,978
Net pay
R 64
Tax the employer pays
R 253
Tax you pay
Total tax paid
R 317
Did you know your employer also pays tax on your salary? It costs the employer R 64 to pay you R 3,231. 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.