SLICING SA'S TAX CAKE
TAX PAYING POPULATION
SARS REVENUE COLLECTION
TAX RETURNS FILED
19 million active personal income taxpayers.
6.7 million taxpayers filed returns in 2015/16.
Hello. We are average South African taxpayers. We are middle income professionals each earning R250,000 annually. Of that we pay about 20% in income tax a year.
The average is created by a median figure on an average taxpayer's salary
HOW MANY TAXPAYERS DOES IT TAKE TO PAY...
4 taxpayers support the salary of 1 teacher.
1.4 taxpayers support 1 Police constable; 8 taxpayers support 1 colonel.
33.1 taxpayers support the salary of 1 high court judge.
HIGH COURT JUDGE
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PAYING FOR NKANDLA
It took 5,122 taxpayers to pay for the "security upgrades" to President Jacob Zuma's private home in Nkandla.
HOW MANY TAXPAYERS?
The amount of taxpayers it took to support President Jacob Zuma's salary which jumped from 42.4 in 2009 to 56.8 in 2012.
Since 2009, the private sector has created 1.5 million taxpaying jobs, while the state has created 450,000. That means there is a net total of 400,000 taxpaying jobs added annually.
PAYING FOR THE MAN
21.2 taxpayers support 1 king, up from 15.3 in 2009.
17 taxpayers support 1 Member of Parliament’s salary, up from the 15.5 in 2009.
MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT
* Research for this infographic by Gavin Chait of Whythawk