14th Edition of SARS’ Tax Statistics
On 17 December 2021, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) and the National Treasury, who have in the past 13 years jointly published the annual Tax Statistics bulletin, announced its 14th edition will be launched on 20 January 2022.
The 2021 edition will provide an overview of tax revenue collections and tax return information for the 2017 to 2020 tax years, as well as the 2016/17 to 2020/2021 fiscal years.
The 2021 Tax Statistics Publication will continue to build on the feedback received regarding previous editions and will largely follow the format below:
- Chapter 1 provides a summary of aggregate tax revenue collection trends.
- Chapter 2 gives an overview of assessed personal income tax revenues of registered individual taxpayers. It also provides information on taxable income by income group, age, gender, source of income, fringe benefits, allowances and deductions.
- Chapter 3 gives an overview of corporate income tax revenues. Information of taxable income by income group, sector and type of business entity is provided.
- Chapter 4 gives an overview of Value-added Tax (VAT). It gives a breakdown of VAT receipts and refunds by sectors and payment category as well as an overview of data on input and output VAT as derived from VAT returns submitted by vendors.
- Chapter 5 provides information on the customs value of imported goods by product type in terms of the Harmonised System, to chapter level, as well as Import VAT, customs/import duty and ad valorem excise duty revenues on imported goods.
- Chapter 6 provides information on other collections outside of the main tax types. These include data on Transfer Duty, Capital Gains Tax, Mineral and Petroleum Resources Royalty, the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) trade and revenue data as well as Diesel refunds.
As usual, an electronic version of the Tax Statistics and the tables will be published on both the SARS and National Treasury websites after the release of the publication.