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Tax Statistics 2013

22 October 2013   (0 Comments)
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Author: SARS Legal and Policy

The National Treasury and SARS jointly publish tax statistics annually. These aggregated statistics are compiled from SARS’s registers of taxpayers and from tax returns. These statistics complement other published social and economic data. The statistics are finding wide use within government, business, academia and non-governmental organisations.

To view the statistics please click on one of the links below:

- Highlights

- Full Document

The following tables are also included on their webpage, to download them please click on the link to the relevant page here:  


  • Revenue Collection
  • Personal Income Tax (PIT)
  • Corporate Income Tax (CIT)
  • Value-Added Tax (VAT)
  • Import VAT and customs duties


Section 240A of the Tax Administration Act, 2011 (as amended) requires that all tax practitioners register with a recognized controlling body before 1 July 2013. It is a criminal offense to not register with both a recognized controlling body and SARS.


The Act requires that a minimum academic and practical requirments be set to register with a controlling body. Click here for the minimum requirements of SAIT.

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