South Africa - Total tax rate

Total tax rate (% of commercial profits)

Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) in South Africa was 33.30 as of 2012. Its highest value over the past 7 years was 38.10 in 2005, while its lowest value was 30.20 in 2009.

Definition: Total tax rate measures the amount of taxes and mandatory contributions payable by businesses after accounting for allowable deductions and exemptions as a share of commercial profits. Taxes withheld (such as personal income tax) or collected and remitted to tax authorities (such as value added taxes, sales taxes or goods and service taxes) are excluded.

Source: World Bank, Doing Business project (

See also:

Year Value
2005 38.10
2006 37.60
2007 37.10
2008 34.20
2009 30.20
2010 30.50
2011 33.10
2012 33.30


Topic: Private Sector & Trade Indicators

Sub-Topic: Business environment